At Home with Ernie Pyle Edited by Owen V. Johnson

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Jack Colwell


Accounts abound in print and in film about those famed “30 seconds over Tokyo,” the daring World War II raid by US bombers flown from an aircraft carrier to retaliate for the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. But there is only one account about Hoosier fried chicken over Tokyo. The story of the chicken, eaten for lunch over Tokyo during a bombing raid toward the end of the war, appeared in a column written by Ernie Pyle, the legendary war correspondent who was born on a farm in Indiana near the tiny town of Dana.

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Colwell, J. (2018). At Home with Ernie Pyle Edited by Owen V. Johnson. Indiana Magazine of History, 112(3), 259-260. Retrieved from