07/6/2011 6:11 pm  #1

Bing in books

I have just finished reading a book called "FLYBOYS".
It is about the attacks by US Air Force on Chichi Jima and Iwo Jima.
President George Bush was a 20 year old pilot and was shot down but was rescued by a sub.
Anyway, the author talked to a number of people that were involved (both Jap and U.S.) at the time or has information from relatives of those in the battle.
'... he tapped his toes to the Andrews Sisters' hit song 'Don't Fence Me In'  (no mention of Bing)
Then someone else...'I remember listening to the Bing Crosby show once,' Iwatake-san told me. "Frank Sinatra was on the programme with Bing's two kids. They told Sinatra they didn't like him because 'Daddy says you are taking our bread and butter away.'"
'...yet he soaked in tubs with them (Jap guards) and listened to Bing Crosby......'

The book "Flyboys" was written by James Bradley in 2003 and published in 2004 in hardback and paperback in 2006


07/6/2011 10:27 pm  #2

Re: Bing in books

Some fan probably know what Crosby show that joke about Frank and the Crosby family butter was from.  I wonder if the Japanese guard realized that the comedy writer made up most of those bits for the show?


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