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Welcome to Bombardier's Lounge

CApt. Mike by Chester Ng

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Calling the world-wide
Bombardier's Lounge crew...
come in crew...

Click here for an "encore" transmission
of the February 27, 1944 (2009) mission!
(stand by for future encore missions)
That's an order!
                                  — Capt.Mike


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Lt. Eddie janis, CAbernet Squadron,
provides this link to the
b-24 Willow Run Story (YouTube).

Also from Lt. Janis: Gary Sinise and
"Uncle jack"

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Veterans and the greatest generation
don't need reminding of december 7th, 1941.
There was a world war today's americans
need to be reminded of, or educated about.

And then we were unprepared again...


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A MEM0RIAL DAY WEEKEND TREAT:
KODAK MOVIE OF VJ DAY IN HONOLULU!
CLICK HERE AND ENJOY...



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Recommended Short REad:
"Finding Fred"
An e-book by Timonty Smith

CLick for its YouTube trailer



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check this  Duxford Airshow
video clip of 16 "Battle of Britain" Spitfires!
Big File loads slow, but well worth it.


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Bombardier's Lounge Video of a B-25 HOt ride—By Capt. MIke
(Loading time worth the wait)

This coastline could be Normandy, HOlland, Denmark. it's California.

UP the Coast as tail-gunner
Up the Coast as tail-gunner (Cont.)
top turret
nose gunner


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Click here for an "encore" transmission
of the SEPTEMBER 26, 1944 (2008) mission!
(stand by for future encore missions)
That's an order!
                                  — Capt.Mike





the last KRML mission of

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Dedicated to the airmen who lost their lives in World War II

was flown friday, march 20th, 2009.
four and a half years...
237 missions.

Thanks for your loyalty and being
such great fans of Bombardier's Lounge
and WWII Big BAnd Jazz:  the music that
Helped save the world...
It was an honor to serve you.

you can still Click "Missions on demand"
(scroll down) at the old radio below

And here's an eastwood aerodrome photo
of Capt. Mike by DAve Silva

Capt. Mike by Dave Silva
(Click photo for larger Image)

"Over...and out."

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And who would think, that after
decommissioning, the most connections to
Bombardier's Lounge WWII Big BAnd Jazz
are still coming in from www.baidu.com
(the Google of China!)


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Here's an apollo 11 moon landing
and Junior Officers REvolt at SAC HQ story,
July 20, 1969.

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 A "Naked PHanny" (NKP RTAFB,Thailand)
memoir of David Walton.


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VETERAN SERVICE ADVOCACY

Help the vets reporting VA or G0vernmental
delays or denials of benefits, and situations
critical to the care of U.S. military veterans
ClicK Here


VETERANS AND ASBESTOS
Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of living veterans were exposed
to toxic asbestos-containing materials during military service which
could develop into mesothelioma. 
Our goal is to offer a one-stop resource on all asbestos and mesothelioma-related
information ranging from occupational exposure to mesothelioma life expectancy.

CLICK HERE FOR VETERANS ASBESTOS - MESOTHELIOMA INFO



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Broadcast (and streaming internet audio) from KRML,
the Carmel, California, jazz radio station made famous
by Clint Eastwood in "Play Misty For Me."

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With Captain Mike
(formerly: Capt. Michael Hemp, U.S.A.F.)
  to e-Mail me: mkhemp@thehistorycompany.com


And from the War that Never Was:
New "MONKEY HOTEL" missions in Laos and Cambodia


Chester Ng "Capt. Mike" photo!

Check out Capt. Mike's new book!
"The Nadjik Pheromone"



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Broadcasting weekly missions, September 10, 2004 — March 24, 2009
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(Click on B-17 to hear the show intro. Click on the old radio below for recent missions)


Captain Mike flies back into the 1940s at the controls of Bombardier's Lounge
each Friday afternoon, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Pacific Time), for another mission
 back into the nostalgic big band music of the 1940s:
"The music that helped save the world"celebrating the men and the aircraft
that took to the air during World War II.


Click here for an actual B-24 Bombardier's Lounge take-off

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Collings Foundation photo

Broadcasting live from the "cockpit" of Bombardier's Lounge, the show
can be heard locally (Central California Coast) on KRML 1410 AM,
on 92.5 FM Comcast cable in Monterey Country, and world-wide
on streaming internet audio at www.KRMLradio.com.
Missions surviving flack and fighters can be heard on-demand
by cliking the old radio, below.

CAPT. MIKE'S
HOT LIST
  Squadron News & EVents
 
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HOW TO LISTEN TO BOMBARDIER'S LOUNGE ON YOUR COMPUTER:



Click here for more on when
Bombardier's Lounge WWII Big Band Jazz
broadcast on KRML:
"Radio you gotta see!"


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MISSIONS ON-DEMAND!

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Click on the radio!
If you missed a few missions, check them out here:
(missions surviving flack and fighters)

The entire 2-hour flights are on streaming MP3!

Thanks to the Desert Rat Squadron of the Bombardier's Lounge
KRML Desert Air Corps, Maj. Clarke Isackson, commanding.
Shows posted subject to Flack and
Focke Wolfe 20mm damage to radio room.
Bombardiers' Lounge is a production of The History Company, in association with
Isackson Productions, Scottsdale-Rio Verde, AZ.


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Captain Mike's favorite WWII links:
(If you can, tell them "Capt. Mike and Bombardier's Lounge sent you.")


(Click here for a List of Favorite Links)

E-mail here to add your site to the Bombardier's Lounge WWII site list


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To the boys flying "The Hump"—the "Forgotten War" is not
forgotten at Bombardier's Lounge.
(Here's a great link to the China-Burma-India "CBI's")

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The MAIL BAG!
the mail bag
Letters to Bombardier's Lounge
from our crew around the world.


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NEW!
Eastwood Aerodrome
Supply depot
with Quartermaster's Choice

A growing collection of
WWII Aero Memorabilia.

Click HEre


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WELCOME TO THE NEW
"JAYHAWK SQUADRON"
(WWII HISTORY CENTER, EL DORADO, KANSAS)
of the BOMBARDIER'S LOUNGE U. S. ARMY AIR CORPS
"Lt. Allen Cooley" commanding.


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WAR IS HELL!
CLICK HERE WITH REVERANCE
FOR THOSE WHO DIED IN THE SKIES IN THE 1940s,
FIGHTING TO KEEP THE WORLD FREE.
WARNING: YOU MAY NEVER FORGET
WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE.
Gun-camera from a German ME-109 raking a B-17 with cannon fire.
(Allow time to load)

And a suicidal Luftwaffe attack on a solo B-17


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The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner

From my Mother's sleep I fell into the state,
and I hunched in it's belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth,
loosed from it's dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the Nightmare Fighter.
When I died, they washed me out of the turret with a hose.

Randall Jerrell- 1945

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ATTENTION ALL CREWMEMBERS!
Capt. Mike was the MC and WWII Big Band music source for
the 8th Annual Marina Air Faire, Saturday, October 14, 2006.

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There was a short break from announcing the Air Faire
for a B-25 low-level, off-shore sortie up the coast,
past the stacks at Moss Landing, to Capitola and back.
Take a look at these clips from tailgunner, top-turret and
bombardier-gunner's seats on the B-25 "In The Mood":
"In The Mood"(photo)— Piloted by Bob Klears

(Hot Flight Offshore VIDEO)
You may experience loading delay on video: but it's worth it!

Up the coast—from the tail gunner seat
Up the coast—more from the tail gunner seat
Top-Turret gunner's view, back down the coast
Nose-gunner, Bombardier view



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FROM THE SUBLIME ALLIED COMMANDER:

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AN EXCLUSIVE ITEM FROM THE HISTORY COMPANY:
U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS INSIGNIAS
(10 die-cut fade-resistant vinyl stickers on 8-1/2 X 11" sheet)
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Ten sticker sheet, $9.95 +  $4.05 Priority Mail
(for any number of sheets ordered)

Order Here



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Listen to Win
WWII air
memorabilia from sources like
The American Air Museum in Britain
 www.americanairmuseum.com
Posters • Patches • Pins • and More

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AIR CREWS

Click here for AIR CREW CHATTER (Interview clips)
Click here for AIRCREW GALLERIES

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WWII AIRCRAFT TOURS

The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour cities and dates.

The Winners of the
cross-country Repositioning Flight
from San Luis Obispo to Monterey on May 11th, 2007,
from KRML's Bombardier's Lounge WWII Big Band Jazz:
B-17 "909":   Joe Scarr, Eugene, Oregon
B-25 "Tondelayo"   Dave Nelson, Carmel Valley, California
B-24 "Witchcraft"   Jeffrey Weldon, Santa Clarita, California


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all of you that entered.

For more info: www.collingsfoundation.org
 or on the Central Coast, call (831) 883-4142
or the
Collings Foundation (800) 568-8924 for reservations.

Click here to see the B-24 "Witchcraft"
take-off from San Luis Obispo:
(large file; allow time to load)

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B-17 "909" • B-24 "Witchcraft" • B-25 "Tondelayo"

909 and Witchcraft
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HERE ARE PHOTOS OF THE PASO ROBLES TO MONTEREY
 REDEPLOYMENT FLIGHTS ON MAY 17TH, 2006.
"Wings of Freedom" at the Monterey Peninsula Airport
May 17-19, 2006—with the addition of the B-25 Tondelayo.


Click Here for a look at the new book
Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle
by the Granddaughter of Jimmy Doolittle.
She and her father flew in the B-25 "Tondelayo"
on the "Wings of Freedom" Monterey to Hollister repositoning flight.


CLICK HERE for a look at THE B-25 site on the net, as the Kaiser Boys fly from
Monterey to Holister on the re-positioning flight, with Jonna Doolittle Hoppes aboard, and her father,
John Doolittle, in the right seat! Compliments of the Collings Foundation and BombardiersLounge.com.

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EAA, (Oshkosh, WI)  B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" current U.S. Tour Schedule
  (Photos from Salinas Municipal Airport,
California: April 25th and 26th, 2006)

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PHOTOS OF "ALUMINUM OVERCAST" AT SALINAS

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BOMBARDIER'S LOUNGE EDITOR'S CHOICE

WAR MOVIE THEATER
Fighters and Bombers 
"At The Matinee"
http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html


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PIGEONS IN COMBAT'S
5TH ANNIVERSARY


CLICK HERE



Documentary Film released on DVD:

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A short film by Al Croseri
http://pigeonsincombat.com/

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DAYS OF INFAMY and the
AMERICAN REACTION

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BombardiersLounge.com is a production of The History Company
www.thehistorycompany.com



03/14/1944 (2014)


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