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    Clark Gable, Captain, US Army Air Corps. Although beyond draft age, he enlisted & attended Officers' Candidate School, graduating as a 2nd lieutenant. He then attended aerial gunnery school & in Feb. 1943, went to England to make a recruiting film. He was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group & flew 5 combat missions. Hilter favored Gable above all other actors & offered a sizable reward to anyone who could capture & bring Gable to him unscathed.

    Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky; November 3, 1921 – August 30, 2003) an American film and television actor, born to a Polish-Lithuanian immigrant father and a Lithuanian-American mother. In 1943, Bronson enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served as a B-29 aerial gunner as a Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based in Guam. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received during his service. Best known for his "Death Wish" series.

    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 to...

    .}Born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, she would later change her name to Edda von Heemstra to protect herself from the Germans in 1940. Later she would take her famous surname from her great grandmother, Kathleen Hepburn and the rest is history{.

    Dan Blocker was drafted into the USA and served in the Korean War as a First Sergeant. He was a Cadet graduate, class of 1946, Texas Military Institute. He served in combat with the 45th Infantry Division.

    Jack Palance-Army Air Force-WW2-wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart and Victory Metal (Actor)

    Audie Murphy, 06/20/1924 – 05/28/1971. This guy is my number one hero. Standing at 5'5" and weighing 110 lbs, he was refused enlistment from the Marines, Navy, and Army Paratroopers for being too short and underweight. Finally the U.S. Army enlisted him in 1942 and he began boot camp. Murphy passed out during drill and his commander tried to transfer him to cook and bakers' school, but Murphy refused and persevered through basic and advanced infantry training. His combat initiation finally ca...

    The marriage of Sgt John Agar 4th Air Force and Shirley Temple. September 1945.

    Wings Over America. U.S. Army Air Corps,

    Who knew Joseph Stalin was hot?! - 14 Photographs That Shatter Your Image of Famous People

    During WWII Myrna Loy abandoned her acting career to focus on the war effort and worked closely with the Red Cross. She toured frequently to raise war bonds, and was so outspokenly against Adolf Hitler that her name appeared on his blacklist.

    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.

    Erich Hartmann, the highest scoring fighter ace in history, with 352 aerial victories in 1,404 combat missions, he was never shot down or forced to land due to fire from enemy aircraft.

    1964 Actor Clark Gable an Aerial Gunner in World War II ~

    Mickey Rooney enlisted in 1944 and served through the end of the war.

    Ben Kuroki, the only Japanese-American of the US Army to see air combat in the Pacific Theater (plus European) during World War II, flying a total of 58 combat missions during the war, After Pearl Harbor, both Kuroki brothers denied enlistment but reapplied. By the end of the war, Kuroki had three Distinguished Flying Crosses. When asked about the prejudice that almost prevented him from service, Kuroki said: "I had to fight like hell for the right to fight for my own country."

    Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winner for "Gone WIth the Wind," was a member of the AWVS during WWII.

    First photo of Napoleon Bonaparte aged 4!

    This WWI U.S. Army Air Service recruiting poster shows a service man cranking on airplane propeller. 'For Action Enlist in the Air Service.' Illustrated by Otho Cushing, c. 1917.

    Young Teddy Roosevelt