Actors who fought during wartime

Discussions on WW2 and pre-WW2 related movies, games, military art and other fiction.
avata
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Re: Actors who fought during wartime

Post by avata » 10 Nov 2017 15:14

I know that Stone participated in the Vietnam War. Therefore, he takes such sad films

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Re: Actors who fought during wartime

Post by rosietesmen » 05 Apr 2018 10:07

Billy Cotton later racing car driver, band leader and TV star of the 1950s and early 60s (Wakey Wakey!) Flew in the RFC (RE8s in which he went balloon busting!)

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Re: Actors who fought during wartime

Post by alpinoinMT » 26 Jan 2019 04:24

Eddie Albert - Green Acres & many movies - pretty high speed
Prior to World War II, and before his film career, Albert had toured Mexico as a clown and high-wire artist with the Escalante Brothers Circus, but secretly worked for U.S. Army intelligence, photographing German U-boats in Mexican harbors. On September 9, 1942, Albert enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and was discharged in 1943 to accept an appointment as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for his actions during the invasion of Tarawa in November 1943, when, as the pilot of a Coast Guard landing craft, he rescued 47 Marines who were stranded offshore (and supervised the rescue of 30 others), while under heavy enemy machine-gun fire.
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Re: Actors who fought during wartime

Post by Hanny » 08 Feb 2019 14:48

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