(1914-2000) London, England
Operated a British Royal Navy landing craft on D-Day.
The Bridge Over the River Kwai ~ Star Wars
Great Expectations ~ Lawrence of Arabia
(1920-2005) Vancouver, Canada
Captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery
Landed in Normandy with the U. S. Army on D-Day.
Star Trek TV & Films
Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Fantasy Island
(1919-1995) Nottinghamshire, England
R. A. F. pilot who was shot down, held prisoner and tortured by the Germans.
IMDB: The Great Escape ~ James Bond and Halloween films
Sandhurst graduate - Royal Army
Lt. Colonel of the British Commandos in Normandy
He relates many tales of his war service
(including the time he lets a German general slip away)
in his autobiography The Moon's a Balloon
Stewart entered the Army Air Force as a private.
During World War II, he served as a bomber pilot
leading more than 20 missions over Germany and
took part in hundreds of air strikes during his tour of duty.
Stewart earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, France's Croix de Guerre,
and seven Battle Stars during World War II.
In peace time, Stewart continued to be an active member of the Air Force as a reservist,
reaching the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in the late 1950s.
Although he was beyond the draft age, Gable enlisted as a private in the AAF on Aug. 12, 1942 at Los Angeles.
He attended the Officers' Candidate School at Miami Beach , Fla. and graduated as a second lieutenant on Oct. 28, 1942. He then attended aerial gunnery school and in Feb.1943 he was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook where he flew operational missions over Europe in B-17s from which he obtained the combat film footage for the movie Combat America.
Capt. Gable returned to the U.S. in Oct. 1943 and was relieved from active duty as a major on June 12, 1944 at his own request, since he was over-age for combat.
An Army Air Corps Sergeant in Kodiak.
A U. S. Navy Gunners Mate 1935-1945.
A U. S. Army Ranger at Normandy earning a Silver Star and awarded the Purple Heart.
Durning landed at Omaha Beach in the D-Day invasion.
He survived the landing, but was wounded in an ambush during the Battle of the Bulge.
He was captured, escaped, and narrowly missed assassination at the Malmedy Massacre.
He still carries his memories and battle fatigue to this day.
An US Army Air Corps tail gunner on B-29s
in the 20th Air Force out of Guam, Tinian, and Saipan.
|George C. Scott
A decorated U. S. Marine.
Awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic action as a U. S. Naval officer
aiding Marines at the horrific battle on the island of Tarawa in the Pacific Nov. 1943.
A long list of films and the Green Acres TV series.
A US Marine rear gunner in several actions against the Japanese on Rabal in the Pacific.
A U.S. Marine on Saipan during the Marianas campaign
where he was wounded earning the Purple Heart.
Enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942
where he received a battlefield commission and
was wounded and highly decorated for valor at Guadalcanal
A U. S. Marine who served with the O. S. S. in Yugoslavia.
Joined the U.S. Marines after the Pearl Harbor attack.
He served as a pilot
flying supplies into, and wounded Marines out of, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
US Army - the most decorated soldier of WWII.
Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Silver Star Medals, Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze Star Medals with 'V', 2 Purple Hearts, U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Distinguished Unit Emblems, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with One Silver Star, Four Bronze Service Stars (representing nine campaigns) and one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault landing at Sicily and Southern France), World War II Victory Medal Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar, Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar, French Fourragere in Colors of the Croix de Guerre, French Legion of Honor, Grade of Chevalier, French Croix de Guerre With Silver Star, French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Medal of Liberated France, Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 Palm.
This 5'5'' tall 110-pound Texan returned from the war to star in a multitude of Western and action roles.
As You Were . . .
Hillman WWII Tributes
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