WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WW II MOVIE STARS


Hope you find this as informative and interesting as I did.
In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today’s ‘Hollywonk,’ the real actors of yesteryear loved theUnited States. They had both class and integrity.

* With the advent of World War II many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love.*

* They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service men & women, many as simple ‘enlisted men’.**

This page lists but a few, but from this group of only 18 men came over 70 medals in honour of their valour, spanning from Bronze Stars, Silver Stars, Distinguish Service Cross, Purple Hearts and one Congressional Medal of Honour.**

So remember; while the ‘Entertainers of 2000’ have been in all of the news media lately I would like to remind the people of what the entertainers of 1943 were doing, (65 years ago).

Most of these brave men have since passed on.

‘RealHollywoodHeroes’
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Alec Guinness (Star Wars) operated a British Royal Navy landing craft on D-Day.**
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James Doohan (’Scotty’ on Star Trek) landed in Normandywith the U.S. Army on D-Day.**

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Donald Pleasance (The Great Escape) really was an R.A.F. pilot who was shot down, held prisoner and tortured by the Germans.

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David Niven was a Sandhurst graduate and Lt. Colonel of the British Commandos in Normandy**

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James Stewart Entered the Army Air Force as a private and worked his way to the rank of Colonel. During World War II, Stewart served as a bomber pilot, his service record crediting him with leading more than 20 missions over Germany, and taking part in hundreds of air strikes during his tour of duty.
Stewart earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, France’s Croix de Guerre, and 7 BattleStars during World War II. In peace time, Stewart continued to be an active member of the Air Force as a reservist, reaching the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in the late 1950s.**

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Clark Gable (Mega-Movie Star when war broke out) Although he was beyond the draft age at the time the U.S. entered WW II, Clark Gable enlisted as a private in the AAF on Aug. 12, 1942 at Los Angeles. He attended the Officers’Candidate School at Miami Beach, Fla. and graduated as a second lieutenant on Oct. 28, 1942. He then attended aerial gunnery school and in Feb. 1943 he was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook where flew operational missions over Europe in B-17s. Capt. Gable returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943 and was relieved from active duty as a major on Jun. 12, 1944 at his own request, since he was over-age for combat.
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Charlton Heston was an Army Air Corps Sergeant in Kodiak.**

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Ernest Borgnine was a U. S. Navy Gunners Mate 1935-1945.**

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Charles Durning was a U. S. Army Ranger at Normandy earning a Silver Star and awarded the Purple Heart.**

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Charles Bronson was a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps, more specifically on B-29’s in the 20th Air Force out of Guam, Tinian, and Saipan
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George C. Scott was a decorated U. S. Marine.**

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