Movie Stars, Politicians and Celebs

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by morse1001, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    In order to allow the BF110 thread to go back to the discussion of aircraft, then here is a thread to discuss the wartime activities of Film stars etc and their films.

    Richard Todd was dropped on Peagus bridge on D-day and played his CO in the longest day!!!
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Clark Gable (allegedly Hitlers favourite American star) - Tail gunner in B17's.
     
  3. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    In order to allow the BF110 thread to go back to the discussion of aircraft, then here is a thread to discuss the wartime activities of Film stars etc and their films.

    Richard Todd was dropped on Peagus bridge on D-day and played his CO in the longest day!!!

    Was that the guy who said ..."Hold until relieved, Hold until relieved" over and over agin in his head?
     
  4. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    I believe so!
     
  5. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    James Stewart was a captain in the 8th Air Foce and flew missions over Germany! :eek:
     
  6. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    I believe David Niven was an Army captain on active service until he was withdrawn to make patriotic films
     
  7. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    He had been in the Army before the war, deserted but was allowed back and ended up in either the Phantom Reccie group or A SLU.

    I have a copy of The Moons a Balloon, but it is up in the loft in a MFO box and I am not going up there in this weather!!
     
  8. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    he was, by all accounts, a good aircraft captain.
     
  9. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    I have a copy of The Moons a Balloon, but it is up in the loft in a MFO box and I am not going up there in this weather!!

    Aww, go on! If you get cold and wet up there I'll get you warm afterwards.
    Opps! Wrong thread!
    Kitty.
    ;)
     
  10. marek_pk

    marek_pk Senior Member

    James Stewart joined a year before Pearl Harbor.

    He stayed in the Air Force Reserve and ended up a Brigadier General.

    Marek
     
  11. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Lee Marvin enlisted in the US Marines at the beginning of the war and was wounded in Saipan in 1944.
     
  12. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Wasn't Audie Murphy (I think that's right) a war hero in the Pacific? I Think he was highly decorated but I could be wrong. I also think that he played himself in a film about his wartime days.
     
  13. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    They're not film stars but George Bush snr and JFK were both in the Pacific as well. George Bush was a pilot, I think JFK was in the Navy.
     
  14. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    geogre Bush Snr was a TBF pilot and JFK won the medal of honour for his action when PT109 was lost
     
  15. jamesicus

    jamesicus Senior Member

    Lee Marvin, SSgt, USMC -- wounded on Saipan

    Eddie Albert -- USN (?) Pacific Island hopping -- wounded on Tarawa
     
  16. marek_pk

    marek_pk Senior Member

    Wasn't Audie Murphy (I think that's right) a war hero in the Pacific? I Think he was highly decorated but I could be wrong. I also think that he played himself in a film about his wartime days.

    Not sure about the Pacific but I know that he fought in France.

    He became a film star after the war.
    The film about himself was 'To Hell and Back'

    He was the most decorated US soldier in WW2. 33 medals.
    He was only 21 at wars end.
     
  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Not sure about the Pacific but I know that he fought in France.

    He became a film star after the war.
    The film about himself was 'To Hell and Back'

    He was the most decorated US soldier in WW2. 33 medals.
    He was only 21 at wars end.
    And a Medal of Honor to top it off.
     
  18. jamesicus

    jamesicus Senior Member

    Cited for bravery but was not awarded the Medal of Honor.
     
  19. jamesicus

    jamesicus Senior Member

  20. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    Okay I admit it, I was wrong!!
     

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