Actors who served in the military

I can imagine that particular "creepy Christopher's" tone of voice too......

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On Sun, 02 Oct 2005 04:38:15 GMT, Bill Zuk wrote: Kurt Jurgens who played the U-boat commander in The Enemy Below served in the German Military during WWII and spent time as a prisoner of war. Steve

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On Sun, 02 Oct 2005 04:38:15 GMT, Bill Zuk wrote: The LAte James Doohan of Star Trek fame lost a finger during D-day while serving with the Canadian Armed Forces. STeve

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Kurt Jurgens who played the U-boat commander in The Enemy Below served in the German Military during WWII and spent time as a prisoner of war.

A little of both, actually. He was dodging the draft in Vienna at the end of the war

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tomcervo

According to the obit in tonight's paper Nipsey Russell was a captain during WWII. Good actor, too, IMHO.

Bill Banaszak, MFE

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Mad-Modeller

What's the name of the actor from Hogan's Heroes who played "Lebeau"? He'd either spent time at a POW camp or concentration camp during WWII; don't recall which. I'm sure that dozens of fingers are typing the actor's name now, while dozens of others are opening up IMDB....

---- Tontoni

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Stephen Tontoni

Ronald Reagan? Granted he was a captain in the army, but his tour of duty was Hollywood and confined to that theater (pun entirely intended) while he made movies (and training films) throughout the war.

--- Tontoni

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Stephen Tontoni wrote in news:tontoni- snipped-for-privacy@comcast.dca.giganews.com:

Well certainly better than a later President who dodged his military obligation altogether and went to the capital of the main enemy at the same time.

Sorta like if Ronnie went to Tokyo or Berlin to try and understand whey they were so angry with us.

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Gray Ghost

No, not really.

Both of them ducked a chance to get shot at. WWII was this nation's obligation. Vietnam was somewhat less.

IIRC, we weren't in a declared war with "the main enemy" at the time, so your analogy is kinda silly.

But hey, don't let these pesky details detract from your obvious worship of the only perfect president.

E.P.

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gcmschemist

Well... he didnt have to go to Oxford to protest the war either.... (and why was VN any less of an obligation ?) And his track record in office was to marginalize the military and worse, our intelligence services. He also led a very trashy lifestyle while in office, and was a general disgrace to the presidency. (Donate enough $$$ and you too could have spent the night in the WH)

But hey... dont let these pesky details get in the way of your oblivious worship of someone who dosnt represent American values....... (and the liberals STILL havnt figured out why they lose seats in all the recent elections, they just dont get it)

We should ALL be breathing a sigh of relief that Gore didnt get the chance to nominate anyone to the Supreme Court !!!!

AM

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AM

Hey last two- keep it on topic!

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Bill Zuk

Because the fate of the world wasn't hanging on it.

That's good spin.

No worse than many of his predecessors, of both parties.

You say that like he was the only POTUS to do that.

LOL. I didn't vote for him, so I guess you'll have to build a different strawman.

No, they don't. We conservatives aren't all that far behind.

Really? It seems like GOP-nominated justices have done most of the stuff that the GOP is against.

And do you really think Gore could have pushed a real liberal through the GOP-controlled Senate?

Take off your elephant-colored glasses for a moment and look at reality. Reagan was no saint, and Clinton was no devil. GWB is no more a conservative savior than he is a conservative.

They're all politicians, and therefore scumbags of the first order. Lower than trial lawyers and used-car salesmen. The fact that their policies may coincide or be opposed to your preferences doesn't make them any more or less heroic.

They all stand at the taxpayer trough and slop their pals. Then they turn around and tell you how great it is after they're done raping your wallet. People who actually *believe* their BS are none too bright. They *all* lie, cheat and steal to get what they want, and every one of them comes out swinging on a golden parachute, if they've greased the skids enough with your money and mine.

"But, but, but... He believes the same things I do!!" Sure he does. Until it's convenient or profitable to believe something else. And, because *you* don't want to believe he was such a scumbag to begin with, you ignore the shifts of direction.

But then again, I've never believed that *any* politician has "core values." In order to seek power, compromises must be made. And principles don't win you high office. I realize there are very many people who believe otherwise, and I accept that - just don't expect me to respect that kind of naivete.

E.P.

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gcmschemist

Is there any modelling content at all?

How do you keep an off-topic topic on-topic?

[scratches head]

E.P.

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gcmschemist

Same for Alan Ladd. According to one account his wife, who was also his agent, had to approve the scripts for all the training films he made for the army. Whatta deal! Clark Gable on the other hand went in, supposedly as an air gunner, but got stuck as a non-com technical advisor on filming techniques. He managed to get in 4 or 5 combat missions before Spaatz found out and pulled him out. "Tooey" Spaatz didn't want any adverse publicity for the air force if the star of "Gone With the Wind" got killed in his command. Another one who hasn't been mentioned here, and not strictly was he a hollywood star, was band leader Eddie Duchin. He went in the Navy and was involved in selecting and training sonar operators. His years as a musician gave him an ability to hear and evaluate sound and he apparently had the ability to impart some of his knowledge to others. Many don't.

Bill Shuey

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William H. Shuey

On the general subject of actors in military service, I was intrigued to read, a few years ago, that Jimmie Stewart was the senior officer who carried out the enquiry into the repeated American bombing of Switzerland during World War Two. To judge from what I've read of him, he seems to have been content to avoid publicity and get on with his military service without capitalising on it in his later career.

Am I correct in thinking that John Wayne never did any form of military service or is this a misapprehension on my part?

Gordon McLaughlin

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Gordon McLaughlin

And yet the Pacific Theater commanders didn't have any problem with Lindberg going out and teaching them fuel-savings techniques in P-38s.

Didn't Lindy get a chance to down a Betty?

E.P.

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gcmschemist

Because of his ties to the "America First" movement and its relations to pro-Nazi groups Lindberg could not get a commission. The only way he got to fly military aircraft was as a consultant in the PTO, they weren't going to let him near Europe for politcal reasons.

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rwsmithjr

in article snipped-for-privacy@rcn.net, snipped-for-privacy@rcn.com at snipped-for-privacy@rcn.com wrote on 10/5/05 12:46 PM:

On 28 July, 1944, Lindy did have a head-to-head run-on with a Zero over Amboena, Dutch East Indies, and brought it down; that seems to be the only confirmed victory in his 50 missions flying F4U Corsairs and P-38s in the Pacific.

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Bill Zuk

in article snipped-for-privacy@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com at snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote on 10/5/05 10:02 AM:

I can see a modeling connection- depicting an aircraft, vehicle or other that was associated with a celebrity (actor). I can imagine a Jimmy Stewart B-24, Clark Gable in a B-17 waist-gunner's position and son on.

My comment was obliquely directed to those who inject political content in what was otherwise, a history lesson-exercise.

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Bill Zuk

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