From: Texas...what country are YOU from?
Since I have just about had enough of the History Channel's seemingly rapid slip into irrelevance, disrepute, and inanity... I sent the following to them on their feedback email... Probably about as effect as flatulence in a hurricane, but...
I just found this on the "This Day in History" part of your home page for April 18th. I don't think this was possible, but I can guarantee you that if the USAAC had B52s in 1942, let alone the capacity to operate them from an aircraft carrier, this would not have been a "symbolic" strike. I also doubt if the war in the Pacific would have lasted very long, depending on how many cargo ships of bombs would have made it to Pearl Harbor.
* The Second World War: In a symbolic rather than strategic attack, 15 American B-52 bombers attack the Japanese mainland.
I hate to say it, but I feel that the History Channel needs to stick to history, and not become the Monster/UFO/Ghost/Wierd occupations channel. And, I know that the productions cost money, by the inaccuracies in production value (wrong pictures with narration, inaccurate/incomplete information about events, is ruining your reputation. There is precious little accurate information being taught about history to the present school generation as it is. Please do not add to the abysmally inadequate teaching with programming which is also shallow and inadequate in itself.
In the same write up about the Doolittle raid, it is stated that he received the 'Congressional' Medal of Honor. This error happens ALL THE TIME everywhere...the word 'Congressional' is not a part of the medal's title. Congress (made up , for the most part, of men who have never served and would never serve) happens to be the governing body that approves the recipients...and that's another thing...they receive it, they are NOT awarded it. Most MoH recipients (the one I knew did) will correct you up front if you state that they were 'awarded' the medal.
There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.
Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army