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Burtonwood - Bob Hope Show, 28 Aug 1943. Frances Langford. She is accompanied on guitar by Tony Romano.



  • Frances Langford

    From 1941, Langford was a regular singer on Bob Hope's The Pepsodent Show[3] when he held his first military entertainment program at March Field in Riverside, California in 1941. The show was so positive, he continued broadcasting from training bases...

  • Tony Romano

    Guitarist who toured with the USO during World War II.

  • Raymond Zimmerman

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flying Control
    From 524 Winona Ave, Grand Rapids, MI. Joined in US came to Burtonwood, England with 21st Air Depot Group November 1942, name changed to 401st HQ & HQ Sqn 96th Air Depot Group and then Base Air Depot No 1. Senior NCO in Flying Control; returned to US...


  • Burtonwood

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1939-40, the RAF's No. 37 Maintenance Unit used the base from 1940 to 1942, before it became a joint Anglo-American maintenance and servicing airfield - a Base Air Depot. After the war it continued to be used as a maintenance and...


Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 11:52:12 Lucy May Changes to caption, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2016 15:44:03 Aldon Created entry with collection and caption