Learn the amazing true story of WWII’s “Tokyo Rose”

“Tokyo Rose” was a name given by the GIs to women who made propaganda broadcasts aimed at them by the Japanese. One of these women had a radio program called “The Zero Hour,” that became immensely popular with the American Troops. Although she called herself “Orphan Ann,” she was dubbed “Tokyo Rose” by her fans. She played popular American music and talked about current events and life back in the states. Ironically, her show was a morale booster for the American troops and thousands tuned in daily to hear her program. Her real name was Iva Toguri. She was born and raised in America but stuck in Japan at the start of the war. After the war she was arrested by U.S. authorities and thrown in jail for treason.

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Steve Corbo

A founding member and corporate secretary of the Italian American Veterans Museum, Steve Corbo is the museum’s curator and a military consultant for Fra Noi. He has served for 25 years as president of S.A. Corbo & Associates Inc., providing professional liability insurance to health care providers. The son and nephew of World War II veterans and a passionate military historian for over 50 years, he has written and published articles on a variety of topics, including military history, and serves as the military consultant for Fra Noi, the Chicago-area Italian-American magazine.

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