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Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. "Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan."

Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. "Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan."

On March 22, 1941, Jimmy Stewart was drafted into the U.S. Armed Forces. He was assigned to the Army Air Corps as an enlisted man and stationed at Moffett Field, Calif.    During his nine months of training at that base, he also took extension courses with the idea of obtaining a commission. He completed the courses and was awaiting the results when Pearl Harbor took place.    A month later he received his commission, and because he had logged over 400 hours as a civilian, he was permitted…

On March 22, 1941, Jimmy Stewart was drafted into the U.S. Armed Forces. He was assigned to the Army Air Corps as an enlisted man and stationed at Moffett Field, Calif. During his nine months of training at that base, he also took extension courses with the idea of obtaining a commission. He completed the courses and was awaiting the results when Pearl Harbor took place. A month later he received his commission, and because he had logged over 400 hours as a civilian, he was permitted…

CLARK GABLE serving as an gunner during in WWII.  He signed up for duty following the tragic death of his wife Carole Lombard, who was on a war bond tour when her plane crashed. The grief-striken Gable served with a bomber squad in Europe. Due to his fame and heroism, Hitler put a bounty on Gable's head.

CLARK GABLE serving as an gunner during in WWII. He signed up for duty following the tragic death of his wife Carole Lombard, who was on a war bond tour when her plane crashed. The grief-striken Gable served with a bomber squad in Europe. Due to his fame and heroism, Hitler put a bounty on Gable's head.

Clark Gable | Joined the US Army Air Corps in 1942 after Carole Lombard's death and was commissioned the same year.  He made recruiting films and flew combat missions as an aerial gunner in a B-17 Flying Fortress and earned 2 medals.  He was discharged as a Major after D-Day and his papers were signed by CPT Ronald Reagan in 1944.

Clark Gable | Joined the US Army Air Corps in 1942 after Carole Lombard's death and was commissioned the same year. He made recruiting films and flew combat missions as an aerial gunner in a B-17 Flying Fortress and earned 2 medals. He was discharged as a Major after D-Day and his papers were signed by CPT Ronald Reagan in 1944.

Jackie Kennedy gives her condolences to Coretta Scott King at the funeral of her husband, Martin Luther King, 1968.

Jackie Kennedy gives her condolences to Coretta Scott King at the funeral of her husband, Martin Luther King, 1968.

Julia Child was an American spy during WWII for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to CIA). #WWII #History. Nevertheless, she became a top secret researcher for the director of the OSS, the legendary William "Wild Bill" Donovan. And, later, she worked to reduce the threat of U-boats, the deadly Nazi submarines. Who would have guessed?

Julia Child was an American spy during WWII for the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to CIA). #WWII #History. Nevertheless, she became a top secret researcher for the director of the OSS, the legendary William "Wild Bill" Donovan. And, later, she worked to reduce the threat of U-boats, the deadly Nazi submarines. Who would have guessed?

Probably the most famous photograph of General Robert E. Lee.  This photograph was taken just days after his surrender at Appomattox by the famous Matthew Brady behind General Lee's home in Richmond, VA.

Probably the most famous photograph of General Robert E. Lee. This photograph was taken just days after his surrender at Appomattox by the famous Matthew Brady behind General Lee's home in Richmond, VA.

My dad owned a grocery store and Aunt Jemima came to the store and cooked pancakes.  I have a picture of me with her somewhere.

My dad owned a grocery store and Aunt Jemima came to the store and cooked pancakes. I have a picture of me with her somewhere.

Dwight Eisenhower was the only US President to serve in the military in both World War I and World War II. A Five Star General, he was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, WWII. President of the United States , 1952-1960.

Dwight Eisenhower was the only US President to serve in the military in both World War I and World War II. A Five Star General, he was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, WWII. President of the United States , 1952-1960.

Robert Prince, captain Army's 6th Ranger Battalion, carried out the rescue of 522 POWs at the Cabanatuan prison camp (The Great Raid)

Leader of WWII's 'Great Raid' looks back at real-life POW rescue

Robert Prince, captain Army's 6th Ranger Battalion, carried out the rescue of 522 POWs at the Cabanatuan prison camp (The Great Raid)

France, WWII.  This is one of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen in my entire life.

France, WWII. This is one of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen in my entire life.

22 Fascinating Pics You Didn't See In History Class - Wow Gallery

22 Fascinating Pics You Didn't See In History Class