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Burtonwood - Bob Hope Show, 28 Aug 1943

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  • Bob Hope

    Civilian
    Bob Hope is an Anglo-American Comedian. He embarked on USO Tours 1941 to entertain the troops and continued to perform for the USO in Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran and the Persian Gulf War until 1991. During the Second World War he toured Army...

  • Frances Langford

    Civilian
    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

    Civilian
    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...

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  • 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...

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