“Mission To Tokyo”: A WWII Lecture by Robert F. Dorr

Date: September 17
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: 
Vienna Town Hall (127 Center Street S, Vienna, VA 22180)

Join Historic Vienna for Robert F. Door’s lecture relating to his latest book, Mission To Tokyo.

Historic Vienna, Inc. is sponsoring a lecture by USAF veteran, retired diplomat and author Robert F. Dorr.  On Tuesday, September 17 at 7:30 in the Council Chamber of Vienna’s Town Hall, Mr. Dorr will discuss his latest book, “Mission To Tokyo,” the story of the American airmen, ground crews and escorts who flew long-range bombing missions during the final months of World War II.  Mr. Dorr’s presentation is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.  For more information, call (703) 938-5187.

About Mission to Tokyo:

Mission To Tokyo takes the reader on a World War II strategic bombing mission from an airfield on the western Pacific island of Tinian to Tokyo and back. Told in the veterans’ words, Mission To Tokyo is a narrative of every aspect of long range bombing, including pilots and other aircrew, ground crew, and escort fighters that accompanied the heavy bombers on their perilous mission.

Join author Robert F. Dorr for a lecture and discussion about the experiences of American airmen, mostly B-29 Superfortress bomber crews, in the final months of the war against Japan, including the March 9-10, 1945 firebomb Mission to Tokyo. This discussion will cover the events of that era and tells how they provide lessons for today. This is a Stephen Ambrose-style history tale that one critic called “’Band of Brothers’ with planes.”