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Bob Hope


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 Air Force Bases in Britain. Through his 50 years of entertaining soldiers and civilians, Hope spent 48 Christmases overseas with service personnel. In 1997, US Congress honored Hope as the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces.".



  • Richard Ham

    Military | Sergeant | Cinematographer, Combat Photographer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Dick studied photography at Modesto Junior College, California, and undertook a brief period of training in Hollywood to learn how to operate a film camera. He enlisted in the US Signal Corps in May 1942 as a motion picture cameraman and was sent to...

  • 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...

  • Oliver Burgess Meredith

    Military | Captain | Actor and filmmaker
    Burgess Meredith was a Hollywood actor, best known before the Second World War for his acclaimed performance in 'Of Mice and Men' (1939). ...

  • George Richards

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 14th Fighter Group
    Captain George Edward Richards was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Richards of Forest Hills, New York. In May 1942, he was one of the first pilots in the newly formed 83rd Pursuit Squadron of the 78th Pursuit Group flying the Lockheed P-38...

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  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...


Event Location Date
Born Eltham, London 29 May 1903
Died Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, CA, USA 27 July 2003


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