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Paul Glasser reports on the debut of Axis and Allies: Guadalcanal and the North African expansion.

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Apr 2022 5:15 a.m. PST

…Every Doolittle Raider had a silver goblet engraved with his name. At the annual reunions that followed, survivors would raise a toast of Hennessy to Raiders who'd passed the year before, and then turn those Raiders' goblets upside-down in their velvet-lined case.

Today, the final goblet was turned…

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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2022 5:27 a.m. PST

Wow! Great article. Thanks for sharing. I read, "30-seconds Over Tokyo," in Junior High School, back in the late 1970's. It was a gripping story written, I believe, by the pilot the the Ruptured Duck, B-25. I may have to look it up in my local library and read it again, in honor of the men who flew that fantastic mission. Amazon Link, if interested. I'm not sure that I've seen the movie yet -- will have to see if I can find it, streaming. Cheers!

Andrew Walters19 Apr 2022 10:48 a.m. PST

I also read that in the late '70s, in elementary school, I think. Those were some heroes, unafraid of the enemy, the sky, or the very dubious landing plans. That's intestinal fortitude! I'm not sure we'll see their like again.

DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2022 10:53 a.m. PST


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2022 3:18 p.m. PST

Sgt. Slag – watch for that movie around/on Memorial Day.

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