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…
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.
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.
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.