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This is quite the weirdest of lives if you read the Wikipedia of him . . . . . .  Anthony Faramus

 

During WWII he was imprisoned by the Germans on the Island of Jersey, he was moved to another prison in Paris and finally to Buchenwald Concentration Camp.  Post war he became an actor and then played a POW in the 1955 war-film ' The Colditz story '.

 

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Wayne Morris, not sure if he is mentioned, so......While filming Flight Angels (1940), Morris became interested in flying and became a pilot. With war in the wind, he joined the Naval Reserve and became a Navy flier in 1942, leaving his film career behind for the duration of the war. He flew the F6F Hellcat off the aircraft carrier USS Essex.

A December 15, 1944 Associated Press news story reported that Morris was "credited with 57 aerial sorties, shooting down seven Japanese Zeros, sinking an escort vessel and a flak gunboat and helping sink a submarine and damage a heavy cruiser and a mine layer."[4] He was awarded four Distinguished Flying Crosses and two Air Medals.

Morris was considered by the Navy as physically 'too big' to fly fighters. After being turned down several times as a fighter pilot, he went to his uncle-in-law, Cdr. David McCampbell, imploring him for the chance to fly fighters. Cdr. McCampbell said "Give me a letter." He flew with the VF-15 (Fighter Squadron 15), the famed "McCampbell Heroes."

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7 hours ago, BILL THE PATCH said:

Wayne Morris, not sure if he is mentioned, so......While filming Flight Angels (1940), Morris became interested in flying and became a pilot. With war in the wind, he joined the Naval Reserve and became a Navy flier in 1942, leaving his film career behind for the duration of the war. He flew the F6F Hellcat off the aircraft carrier USS Essex.




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Good one with Morris, he played a Navy Fighter Pilot in the 1949 Gary Cooper movie Task Force.

 

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Wonderful actor, Melvyn Douglas actually served in the Great War (running away to Canada and lying about his age) and in World War II. I've tried to find something about his WWI service, but not much available. He rose to the rank of Major in WWII and served in Burma.

 

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39 minutes ago, BILL THE PATCH said:

Check him out in Me Blandings builds his dream house with Cary grant. That's a great funny movie

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Great movie Bill! Too Many Husbands was another funny one with him. Classic :)

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17 hours ago, BILL THE PATCH said:

Check him out in Me Blandings builds his dream house with Cary grant. That's a great funny movie

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I got that on DVD, watch it often, I always get a kick out of his Madison Avenue salary, something in the order of $12,000 a year, and back then in 1948 that made him a very well off man, giving him in 2020 terms, $130,000 a year, "Give or Take" get it? "Give or Take" ! smile.png.52d6496a7eb835aa7a6400832886fdee.png

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Don Rickles

 

Rickles was enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII and served as seaman first class. He was sent to the Philipines where he operated 20mm guns aboard the motor torpedo boat USS Cyrene.

 

And Jimmy Stewart because the change in the Man in what I think is about 4 years is kind of shocking.

 

 

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