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.

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 t...

Actor/Bad-Ass: Charles Durning was in the first wave on D-Day with the 1st Div. He was the only member of his unit to survive. He took out several German machine guns and was wounded. Later, he was bayoneted 8 times in hand-to-hand combat. At The Bulge he survived The Malmedy Massacre. He refused to discuss his service for which he was awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Hearts. "Too many bad memories," he told an interviewer. "I don't want you to see me crying." A true American hero. ...

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.

PATRIOT: USA 2LT Emily J. T. Perez, 23, of Texas died in Al Kifl when her HMMWV struck an IED. She was assigned to the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Ft Hood, TX as a Medical Service Corps officer. Emily was a 2005 graduate of West Point and had been in Company G3.She was the first African-American female cadet Corps command sergeant major. She was a letter winning track and field star in high school as well as West Point. She had been a gospel singer and

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

.}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{.

Sad day - August 6, 1962

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

Airborne Forever Staff Sergeant Darrell "Shifty" Powers WW II United States Army Easy Company 506th P.I.R. 101st. Airborne

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Geraldine Doyle, "Rosie the Riveter". Geraldine Doyle was the inspiration behind the famous "Rosie the Riveter" poster.

Jack Palance (1919-2006) US Army Air Corps. 455th bomb group. Required facial reconstruction from terrible injuries received in 1943 when as a student pilot, he had to bail out of a burning B-24 Liberator bomber during a training flight over Arizona. Previously he was a boxer.

*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 fonds, and was so outspokenly against Adolf Hitler that her name appeared on his blacklist.

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

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Amelia Earhart. #earhart #aviation

Robert Prince, a captain in the US Army's elite 6th Ranger Battalion, was selected to plan and carry out the rescue at the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines (The Great Raid) where 522 pows were liberated. Prince went on to earn the rank of Major and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

This WWII poster for the Recruiting Publicity Bureau of the United States Army was illustrated by artist Bradshaw Crandell, c. 1943. "Are you a girl with star-spangled heart? Join the WAC now! Thousands of Army jobs need filling! Women's Army Corp. United States Army."

James Stewart being awarded the Croix De Guerre medal for his service in the military, 1944.