Frances Langford on USO tour. From 1941, Langford was a regular singer on Bob Hope's radio show. During World War II, she joined Hope, Jerry Colonna, guitarist Tony Romano and other performers on U.S.O. tours through Europe, North Africa, and the South Pacific, entertaining thousands of G.I.'s throughout the world.
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Bob Hope, Jerry Colonna during a World War II USO tour
May 6, 1941: Bob Hope performs his first USO show at California's March Field. Little did he know he would make 56 more tours through 1991. In 1996, the U.S. Congress declared this patriotic Republican the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces."