Burgess Meredith was a Hollywood actor, best known before the Second World War for his acclaimed performance in 'Of Mice and Men' (1939).
He enlisted in February 1942, joining the US Army Air Forces, where he achieved the rank of Captain. Meredith was then transferred to the Office of War Information where he was tasked with making training films for GIs, including 'Rear Gunner' (1943) and 'A Welcome to Britain' (1943).
Meredith was discharged in 1945 to work on the film, 'The Story of GI Joe' (1945), where he played the war correspondent Ernie Pyle. He continued to act for the rest of his life, notbaly starring as Batman's enemy, The Penguin, in the 1960s TV Series, and as the boxing trainer Mickey Goldmill in the 'Rocky' film series. Meredith has been hailed as one of the most accomplished actors of the twentieth century.
Military | General
4 star general in the US Army who commanded the 6th Army Group in the European Theatre during WW II. Involved in the development and adoption of numerous weapons, including the M4 Sherman and M26 Pershing tanks, the DUKW amphibious truck, the Bell H-13...
Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force
Commanding General of 8th AF 1 December 1942 to 5 January 1944. Following that, Eaker was given command of all Allied air forces in the MTO, and in April 1945 became Deputy CG of the USAAF. Retired July 1947.
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...
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