Ken McConnell recalls his World War Two service in the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army, from August 1942 to November 1945, in the Pacific theater. He remembers listening to the broadcasts of Tokyo Rose including: her selection of popular music from the United States; her use of American servicemen’s names and particulars over the radio; her mention of U.S. servicemen who had been taken as prisoners of war. McConnell recalls not being demoralized or convinced by Tokyo Rose, understanding her broadcasts to be propaganda.
Camp Kohler, California; Broadcast Allied Merchant Shipping; The Philippines; Corregidor; Bataan; Kwajalein; Guam; Saipan; World War, 1939-1945; U.S. military; Wartime propaganda; Tokyo Rose; Iva Toguri
War of Words and Music: Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project, OH 238, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)
McConnell, Ken, "Ken McConnell Interview, October 2, 1987" (1987). War of Words and Music: Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project. 1.