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Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and host of the Hamp and O'B Show, Dan Hampton joins Jon Hansen (in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago's Afternoon News to preview Sunday's rivalry game between the Bears and the Packers. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka
Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and host of the Hamp and O'B Show, Dan Hampton joins Jon Hansen (in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago's Afternoon News to preview Sunday's game between the Bears and the Raiders. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka
Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and host of the Hamp and O'B Show, Dan Hampton joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago's Afternoon News to preview Sunday’s game between the Bears and the Lions, who will be the starting QB, and whether coach Matt Nagy will have an offensive plan to win. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]
Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and host of the Hamp and O'B Show, Dan Hampton joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago's Afternoon News to breakdown the Chicago Bears’ road game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, and whether QB Justin Fields can stand up to the challenge. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka
Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and host of the Hamp and O’B Show, Dan Hampton joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to break down the Chicago Bears’ 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals and what needs to be adjusted offensively in order to pull off a win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon […]
Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and host of the Hamp and O’B, Dan Hampton joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain what went wrong in the Bears’ 34-14 season open loss to the L.A. Rams, and what needs to be fixed before they face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s […]
Dan Hampton, Ed O'Bradovich, Glen Kozlowski and host Mark Carman breakdown the Bears season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Rams 34-14. WGN Radio listeners weigh into the frustrating loss. The Hamp & OB Show returns on the air on Sunday 9/19 for the home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals – Pregame show from 11 am-noon […]
In 1918, German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen chased an inexperienced Canadian pilot out of a dogfight and up the Somme valley. It would be the last chase of his life. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the last moments of the Red Baron and the enduring controversy over who ended his career. We'll also consider some unwanted name changes and puzzle over an embarrassing Oscar speech. Intro: In the early 1970s, AI researcher James Meehan tried to teach a computer to retell Aesop's fables. In 1983, Jacob Henderson appealed a burglary conviction on the ground that the indictment was illiterate. Sources for our feature on the death of Manfred von Richthofen: Norman Franks and Alan Bennett, The Red Baron's Last Flight: A Mystery Investigated, 1998. Dale M. Titler, The Day the Red Baron Died, 1990. P.J. Carisella and James W. Ryan, Who Killed the Red Baron?, 1969. Dan Hampton, Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, From the Red Baron to the F-16, 2014. Nicolas Wright, The Red Baron, 1977. Floyd Phillips Gibbons, The Red Knight of Germany: The Story of Baron von Richthofen, Germany's Great War Bird, 1959. Bob Gordon, "The Fearless Canadian Flier Who Led the Red Baron to His Death," Aviation History 31:2 (November 2020). O'Brien Browne, "Deadly Duo," Aviation History 24:1 (September 2013), 44-49. O'Brien Browne, "Shooting Down a Legend," MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History 23:2 (Winter 2011), 66. James S. Corum, "The Other Richthofen," World War II 23:3 (August/September 2008) 28-37. Jonathan M. Young, "Against DNIF: Examining von Richthofen's Fate," Air Power History 53:4 (Winter 2006), 20-27. A.D. Harvey, "Why Was the Red Baron's Fokker Painted Red? Decoding the Way Aeroplanes Were Painted in the First World War," War in History 8:3 (July 2001), 323-340. Henning Allmers, "Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen's Medical Record -- Was the 'Red Baron' Fit to Fly?" Lancet 354:9177 (Aug. 7, 1999), 502-504. M. Geoffrey Miller, "The Death of Manfred von Richthofen: Who Fired the Fatal Shot?" Sabretache: The Journal and Proceedings of the Military History Society of Australia 39:2 (June 1998), 16-29. Carl Dienstbach, "Fighting in a Three-Decker Airplane," Popular Science Monthly 93:3 (September 1918), 386-387. Laurence La Tourette Driggs, "Aces Among Aces," National Geographic 33:6 (June 1918), 568-580. Tom Gilling, "Who Shot Down Manfred von Richthofen, Germany's Fearsome 'Red Baron'?" The Australian, March 30, 2021. Catherine and Michael Greenham, "How the Red Baron Met His Fate," [Durban] Mercury, April 30, 2018. "Lord Ashcroft: Why We Should Salute the Red Baron, the German Flying Ace Who Killed 73 British Servicemen," Telegraph, April 22, 2018. Todd Leopold, "Who Really Killed the Red Baron? Account Offers New Wrinkle," CNN, Oct. 19, 2015. Chris Must, "Who Killed the Red Baron?" Smiths Falls [Ont.] EMC, April 9, 2009. Brian Bergman, "Wings of a Hero," Maclean's 118:7 (Feb. 14, 2005), 37. Randy Boswell, "Red Baron Was a 'Sitting Duck,'" Vancouver Sun, Sept. 21, 2004. Evan Hadingham, "Who Killed the Red Baron?" NOVA, September 2003. "Red Baron Kill Questioned," [Sarnia, Ont.] Observer, Feb. 5, 2003. "Capt. Richthofen Killed: On This Day, 23 April 1918," Times, April 23, 1996. Donald Jones, "Did He or Didn't He Kill the Red Baron," Toronto Star, Dec. 1, 1990. Kathryn Watterson, "War Ace Still Bears Witness to History," New York Times, Oct. 9, 1988. William E. Burrows, "Here He Is in His Fokker Triplane -- The Red Baron," New York Times, April 7, 1968. "Capt. Brown, Flyer, Killed Richthofen," New York Times, March 10, 1944. "Who Killed Richthofen?" [Brisbane, Qld.] Courier-Mail, Dec. 8, 1937 T.A. Trevethan, "The Killing of Richthofen," Brisbane Courier, Feb. 20, 1930. A. Roy Brown, "My Fight With Richthofen," Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, June 3, 1928. Floyd Gibbons, "The Red Knight of Germany," [Washington D.C.] Evening Star, June 13, 1927. "Says Canadians Shot Richthofen in Lines," New York Times, Nov. 29, 1925. Harold Callender, "Knightly Foemen Honored in War," New York Times, Nov. 29, 1925. "Richthofen's Fate," [Adelaide] Register, March 4, 1925. "Slayer of Von Richthofen," New York Times, June 10, 1918. "Who Killed Richthofen?" [Sydney] Daily Telegraph, April 26, 1918. "Honor Richthofen," New York Times, April 25, 1918. "Richthofen Died With Bullet in Heart Fighting in the Air," New York Tribune, April 24, 1918. "Who Killed the Red Baron?" NOVA, June 2, 2013. Amanda Rebbeck, "Who Killed the Red Baron?" Australian War Memorial, Feb. 6, 2008. Listener mail: "Icelandic Name," Wikipedia (accessed June 18, 2021). "Patronymic," Wikipedia (accessed June 18, 2021). Andie Sophia Fontaine, "Two Icelandic Sisters Fight to Determine Their Own Surnames," Reykjavik Grapevine, Oct. 14, 2019. Jon Henley, "Icelandic Girls Can't Be Called Harriet, Government Tells Family," Guardian, June 26, 2014. "Harriet Finally Gets Her Passport," Iceland Monitor, Aug. 28, 2015. "Dweezil Zappa," Wikipedia (accessed June 18, 2021). This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Kelly Schoettlin, who sent this corroborating link (warning -- this spoils the puzzle). You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on Google Podcasts, on Apple Podcasts, or via the RSS feed at https://futilitycloset.libsyn.com/rss. Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- you can choose the amount you want to pledge, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation on the Support Us page of the Futility Closet website. 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Dan Hampton joins the show to talk about a benefit concert his band The Chicago 6 is putting on to support Steve "Mongo" McMichael. Is Silvy a bad Cubs fan because he is rooting for Jon Lester tonight? The guys also go inside Waddle's World.
Recorded in the beer garden of The Rock Island Public House in Brandon sits down with local musician Fred Morg. A student of music for most of his life, not to mention a music teacher, Fred has spent more than 30 years playing in bands such as Major Threat, Number Nine, Reflexicon and his longest running project FULL, just to name a few . . . There is also some talk about mustard, his encounters with Greg Ginn and Dan Hampton, and of course, the six string bass. If that's not enough we also, we get a call from Fred's mom! Music heard on this episode: Mini theme song by Niko Riley Theme song: Apache by Jorgan Ingmann Fads and M-Possible by FULL Find FULL on Bandcamp by searching FULLOGRAPHY
In the final hour, Mike Mulligan and David Haugh were joined by Bears great Dan Hampton to discuss former teammate Steve "Mongo" McMichael revealing he's battling ALS. The guys then discussed Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw announcing his retirement. Later, Cubs Radio pregame and postgame host Zach Zaidman joined the show to discuss Chicago losing two of three games against Milwaukee over the weekend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mike Mulligan and David Haugh were joined by Bears great Dan Hampton to discuss former teammate Steve "Mongo" McMichael revealing he's battling ALS. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1947, Chuck Yeager made history when he flew faster than the speed of sound. But was he really the first to do it? On this episode, Steven talks to aviation historian and retired fighter pilot Dan Hampton, whose book “Chasing the Demon” presents an alternate history of the quest to reach Mach 1.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/innovations.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Peloton - Go to onepeloton.com to learn more.
This week we catch up with Oscar McMahon and Dan Hampton from Young Henrys. Young Henry’s is one of those brands that just stands out in the Australian brewing industry. There are few breweries with a stronger brand identity, or identifiable corporate culture. In terms of size, they are one of the largest independent brands and their presence can’t just be seen on tap handles, but pub walls across the country. Perhaps because of this presence Young Henry’s is one of those brands that gets talked about, sometimes with a note of jealousy. It is one of the breweries that is perennially part of the ‘word on the street’ talk of sales, as well as featuring in discussion about tap contracts and private equity investment. We talk about all of this and more. It’s a great conversation - a long one that had to be recorded over two sessions. Its a conversation that really gives an insight into the Young Henry’s approach to beer, independence and the art of motorcycle oil maintenance. Our partners Radio Brews News is proudly presented by Cryer Malt, who we are thrilled to announce are back supporting us for another year of conversations. With over 25 years in the field, Cryer Malt are dedicated to providing the finest brewing ingredients to help brewers create the foundations of a truly excellent beer. Your premium brewing partner - and our premium podcasting partner - Cryer Malt is proud sponsor of this conversion and the Radio Brews News channel. Every guest on Beer is a Conversation receives a new piece of exclusive merch - a branded Yeti Rambler mug, thanks to our good friends at Yeti. If you like what we do at Radio Brews News you can help us out by: Sponsoring the show Reviewing us on iTunes or your favourite podcasting service Emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts
A week after witnessing Tom Brady win his 7th Super Bowl, the Under Center podcast has something special for you. We gathered a great list of former Bears, to tell stories of their best memories of playing in sports' biggest game. Joining the podcast is Alex Brown, Israel Idonije, Dave Wannstedt, Jason McKie, Dan Hampton, and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent. Relive the moments in Super Bowl history from the people that were there.(1:00) - The 2007 Bears Super Bowl appearance vs the Colts. Jason McKie discusses his memories from the Super Bowl(13:00) - Alex Brown reminisces about the Super Bowl(14:08) - Israel Idonije recognized how big the Super Bowl was and how important it was for Bears fans(24:25) - Dave Wannstedt on his Super Bowl appearance with the Dallas Cowboys in 1992(27:00) - The 1985 Super Bowl winning Bears. Richard Dent discusses the dominance of that legendary team.(38:58) - Dan Hampton on the motivation to win Super Bowl XX
The Hall of Famer himself, Dan Hampton, joins me to break down the big game. After that, broadcast legend Pat O’Brien tells me he’s not a Super Bowl guy… he hosted four of them. Stick around to hear me on Paul Coyte’s show on as I try to teach him all about American football, and to hear the greatest Super Bowl story ever!SHOW NOTESListen to Paul CoyteSubscribe to Live From My Office on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.Follow Steve on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.Win an ABT gift card by emailing me three of your friends emails who you think would like the show, and include your mailing address in the email. Check out the details here.Email the show with any questions, comments, or plugs for your favorite charity.
Mark Carman, Ed O’Bradovich, Glen Kozlowski, Dan Hampton and Adam Hoge are all back on the air as they voice their frustrations about the teams 21-9 loss to the Saints in the playoffs. They also talk about the recent news surrounding the team as Chuck Pagano is retiring, Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace are returning […]
Sunday's game will be the third time the Bears and Saints have met in the playoffs and the Bears have won the first two. You remember the 2007 NFC Championship game and Andy and Mike D. talk about that, but you probably don't remember much about the 1991 Mike Tomczak-Steve Walsh-John Fourcade barage a tois, so we go deep into that one. It's the leftover players from the Super Bowl XX champions mixed with the lovable duds that we rooted for in the '90s against an up and coming Saints team. The game is a little rough, but CBS' broadcast was amazingly entertaining, Mike Ditka wore an awesome jacket, Neal Anderson threw a pass, Bears fans threw snowballs at Saints fans. It was the final Bears home games for Jim Covert, Dan Hampton and Tomczak and fans actually missed two of them when they were gone. We also talk a little bit about our plans for this podcast starting next week when either the Bears season is over or it's Packers Week Three and we've already done them to death. So stay tuned. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message
The guys are back on the air to discuss the Bears possible playoff chances, but that comes at the hands of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Can the Bears make it into the post season? Or are the Bears out of the picture? Dan Hampton, Mark Carman, Ed O’Bradovich, Glen Kozlowski, and Adam […]
WGN Radio’s Mark Carman, Ed O’Bradovich, and Dan Hampton react to the Bears 33-27 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Hear from Adam Hoge and Glen Kozlowski, as well as WGN Radio listeners as everyone weighs in on the latest Bears victory.
The age of supersonic flight officially began after World War II, when the late Chuck Yeager pushed the Bell X-1 test aircraft beyond the speed of sound (Mach 1) in October 1947. But bestselling author and highly-decorated fighter pilot Dan Hampton contends that Yeager wasn’t the first pilot to go supersonic in controlled flight. On this week’s episode, Hampton and I discuss how the Cold War spurred the quest for speed and why Yeager might not have been the first American fighter pilot to break the sound barrier.
Games on the Shelf: 3:00 MMP Sale Matt’s Games on the Shelf – 5:10 Hollandspiele Sale - 5:40 2nd Fleet - 13:15 Shelf and Box Organization Discussion: 16:00 Books on the Shelf: 18:15 Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45 by Peter Caddick-Adams This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War by James McPherson - 20:55 Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes - 23:15 The Hunter Killers by Dan Hampton - 26:05 Games on the Table: 28:30 Next War Vietnam ASL 30:25 Caesar: Rome Vs. Gaul - 31:40 Imperial Struggle - 35:25 Jaws of Victory - 36:15 Featured Game: Last Hundred Yards: 38:45 Every Wargame Ever: 1:05:45 Other Stuff: 1:17:45 Comments, questions or concerns can be sent to: email@example.com Twitter: @HistoryTablePod - @trippeerjr - @OffTablePod Links of note: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/254369/definitive-ranking-every-wargame
If you liked how my radio show could cover very different topics in one show, you'll like this episode! The Bears are awful. We start with the Hall of Famer, Dan Hampton, on why... and if... there's hope. Then, two of my favorite Democrats, Bridget Gainer and Eric Adelstein, join me to talk about taking the White House and what to do with it. Thanks for listening!SHOW NOTESCreate the Good today!
Mark Carman, Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski discuss the Bears Sunday night loss to the Packers as the team has now lost five straight. You will hear from WGN listeners who are just as frustrated as the guys, as well as audio from Allen Robinson, Mitch Trubisky and Matt Nagy. The guys will […]
Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich, and Mark Carman breakdown the Bears loss to the Minnesota Vikings and try and figure out where the team goes from here after back to back seasons with 4 game losing streaks. With the Bears on the bye week, the guys will be back on the air on Tuesday December 1st.
On today's podcast, Jim is joined by Rick Telander, senior sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, to breakdown the hall of fame candidacy of former NFL defensive tackle Steve "Mongo" McMichael. Jim and Rick first discuss McMichael's wild personality, how we might never see another player quite like him, and the differences between McMichael and his hall of fame teammate Dan Hampton (3:26). Then, they breakdown the defensive roster of the 1985 Bears and how they rank among the best defenses of all time, including the 1969 Kansas City Chiefs, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers, and 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (26:40). Finally, they make a final verdict on whether or not McMichael deserves a place in Canton and what his chances are of eventually getting inducted by the Senior Committee (35:00).
Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich, Glenn Kozlowski, and Mark Carman breakdown the Chicago Bears loss to the Titans. Topics include the poor play of the offense through three and a half quarters, Matt Nagy’s play calling potentially coming to an end, and more! The guys will be back on the air on Tuesday 11/17 from 7-10 […]
On today’s show, I analyze Tim Anderson’s comments on the White Sox’s hiring of Tony La Russa, and explain what they mean for the team’s future. I also catch up with Dan Hampton, Hall of Fame defensive tackle, Super Bowl Champion, and Chicago Bears contributor to WGN Radio! We discuss the Bears’ winning ways and […] The post Tim Anderson Stirs The Pot, Dan Hampton Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 11-9-20) appeared first on Sports Talk Chicago.
On today’s show, I analyze Tim Anderson’s comments on the White Sox’s hiring of Tony La Russa, and explain what they mean for the team’s future. I also catch up with Dan Hampton, Hall of Fame defensive tackle, Super Bowl Champion, and Chicago Bears contributor to WGN Radio! We discuss the Bears’ winning ways and […]
Mark Carman, Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich, and Glen Kozlowski recap the Bears loss to the Saints and look ahead to Tennessee. Topics of discussion includes lack of use of Darnell Mooney and Cole Kmet, how the team looks with a injured offensive line. The guys will be back on the air on Tuesday night (11/10) […]
WGN Radio’s Mark Carman, Ed O’Bradovich, and Dan Hampton react to the Bears 24-10 loss to the LA Rams on Monday Night Football. Hear from Adam Hoge and Glenn Kozlowski, as well as WGN radio listeners as everyone weighs into the loss. Due to the election on Tuesday November 3rd, the guys will be back […]
On today’s show, I explain why baseball’s “temporary” new rules are becoming permanent, and how that stands to ruin the game come next year. I also catch up with Dan Hampton, Hall of Fame defensive tackle, Super Bowl Champion, and Chicago Bears contributor to WGN Radio (20:27)! We discuss the Bears’ winning ways and whether […] The post Baseball Will Never Be The Same, Dan Hampton Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 10-23-20) appeared first on Sports Talk Chicago.
On today’s show, I explain why baseball’s “temporary” new rules are becoming permanent, and how that stands to ruin the game come next year. I also catch up with Dan Hampton, Hall of Fame defensive tackle, Super Bowl Champion, and Chicago Bears contributor to WGN Radio (20:27)! We discuss the Bears’ winning ways and whether […]
Dan Hampton, Mark Carman and Ed O’Bradovich take your calls and discuss the Bears 20-19 win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. From the big hit from Kyle Fuller to Matt Nagy and Nick Foles discussing the offensive details. The guys will be back on the air after the Bears matchup against the […]
Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Mark Carman talk about the Bears performance against the Indianapolis Colts. The guys also talk to Glen Kozlowski and insider Adam Hoge about the teams offense and how the team will have to make quick changes ahead of facing Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night. The […]
Today's guest is Pastor Paul Blair, Senior Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma since 2001. He speaks nationwide about God in Government, as well as Apologetics and a Biblical Worldview. He serves on the Board of Directors for Bott Radio, and the Oklahoma Apologetics Alliance. Paul was a football All Star at Oklahoma State University and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1986 playing under Coach Mike Ditka and alongside Hall of Famers Walter Payton, Dan Hampton, and Mike Singletary. He’s an author, and President of Reclaiming America for Christ and founder of Protect Life and Marriage OK. He is also a member of the Council on National Policy. Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.
On today's episode we honor the anniversary of September 11th, 2001 and ask, "was that the last nonpartisan day in America?" We are also joined by NFL legend Dan Hampton and Congressman Mike Quigley. We cover everything from Mitch Trubisky to Mitch McConnell on today's episode and I appreciate you listening!Please support Stephen Sillers Tunnel to Towers Foundation however you can!
Our guest Dan Hampton is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1986 to 2006. He flew 151 combat missions in the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and logged 726 career combat hours. Lt. Col (Ret.) Hampton is best known as a "Wild Weasel", or Surface-to-Air (SAM) site killer, recording 21 hard kills on SAM sites. Dan is also the author of Operation Vengeance: The Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World War II. Pick up your copy on Amazon today! If you haven’t already, be sure to join our community at SOFREP and find the best tactical equipment and apparel in our store, The Loadout Room. Support our veteran team and be sure to subscribe to this podcast and leave us a review! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Operation Vengeance: The Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World War II by Dan Hampton The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot delivers an electrifying narrative account of the top-secret U.S. mission to kill Isoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese commander who masterminded Pearl Harbor. In 1943, the United States military began to plan one of the most dramatic secret missions of World War II. Its code name was Operation Vengeance. Naval Intelligence had intercepted the itinerary of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, whose stealth attack on Pearl Harbor precipitated America’s entry into the war. Harvard-educated, Yamamoto was a close confidant of Emperor Hirohito and a brilliant tactician who epitomized Japanese military might. On April 18th, the U.S. discovered, he would travel to Rabaul in the South Pacific to visit Japanese troops, then fly to the Japanese airfield at Balalale, 400 miles to the southeast. Set into motion, the Americans’ plan was one of the most tactically difficult operations of the war. To avoid detection, U.S. pilots had to embark on a circuitous, 1,000-mile odyssey that would test not only their skills but the physical integrity of their planes. The timing was also crucial: the slightest miscalculation, even by a few minutes—or a delay on the famously punctual Yamamoto’s end—meant the entire plan would collapse, endangering American lives. But if these remarkable pilots succeeded, they could help turn the tide of the war—and greatly boost Allied morale. Informed by deep archival research and his experience as a decorated combat pilot, Operation Vengeance focuses on the mission’s pilots and recreates the moment-by-moment drama they experienced in the air. Hampton recreates this epic event in thrilling detail, and provides groundbreaking evidence about what really happened that day. About Dan Hampton Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions during his twenty years (1986-2006) in the United States Air Force. For his service in the Iraq War, Kosovo conflict, and first Gulf War, Col. Hampton received four Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor, a Purple Heart, eight Air Medals with Valor, five Meritorious Service medals, and numerous other citations. He is a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School, USN Top Gun School (TOGS), and USAF Special Operations School. A frequent guest analyst on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC discussing foreign affairs, military, aviation, and intelligence issues, he has published in Aviation History, the Journal of Electronic Defense, Air Force Magazine, Vietnam magazine, and Airpower magazine, and written several classified tactical works for the USAF Weapons Review. He is the author of the national bestsellers Viper Pilot and Lords of the Sky, as well as a novel, The Mercenary.
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions during his twenty distinguished years (1986–2006) in the United States Air Force and is the best selling author of Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat and Lords of the Sky. On this episode, he and Daniel discuss his new book, Operation Vengeance, which tells the harrowing story of the American military operation to kill Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the mastermind of the attacks at Pearl Harbor.