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Old 07-13-2022, 07:43 AM
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Wayne Morris is the only actor I believe who became an ace flying F6F Hellcats off the Essex.
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Old 07-13-2022, 07:56 AM
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Daniel Inouye, WW II MOH, he was elected to the Senate after the war.
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Old 07-13-2022, 07:57 AM
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Roald Dahl -


Per Encyclopedia Britannica - He enlisted in the Royal Air Force (RAF) when World War II broke out. Flying as a fighter pilot, he was seriously injured in a crash landing in Libya. He served with his squadron in Greece and then in Syria before doing a stint (1942–43) as assistant air attaché in Washington, D.C. (during which time he also served as a spy for the British government).

Dahl then turned primarily to writing the children’s books that would give him lasting fame. Unlike most other books aimed at a young audience, Dahl’s works had a darkly comic nature, frequently including gruesome violence and death. His villains were often malevolent adults who imperiled precocious and noble child protagonists. James and the Giant Peach (1961; film 1996), written for his own children, was a popular success, as was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), which was made into the films Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). His other works for young readers include Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970; film 2009), Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972), The Enormous Crocodile (1978), The BFG (1982; films 1989 and 2016), and The Witches (1983; film 1990). One of his last such books, Matilda (1988), was adapted as a film (1996) and as a stage musical (2010).


Dahl also wrote several scripts for movies, among them You Only Live Twice (1967) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).
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Old 07-13-2022, 08:24 AM
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Gert Frobe (Auric Goldfinger) was in the German army.
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Old 07-13-2022, 09:14 AM
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Movie Star notable by his absence...John Wayne.

Notable baseball Hall of Famers:
Yogi Berra
Joe DiMaggio
Bobby Doerr
Bob Feller
Hank Greenberg
Gil Hodges
Bob Lemon
Stan Musial
Pee Wee Reese
Phil Rizzuto
Jackie Robinson
Red Schoendienst
Enos Slaughter
Duke Snider
Warren Spahn
Ted Williams
Early Wynn
and many others.
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Old 07-13-2022, 09:28 AM
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John Glenn was a USMC F4U Corsair pilot and flew 59 missions in the south pacific during WW2 and a F9 pilot in Korea where he flew 90 missions. On one occasion he returned from a mission with 250 holes in his plane. After Korea he became a test pilot then was assigned to NASA where he made the first US orbital space flight. After his NASA stint he became a Ohio US Senator where he served for a total of 25 years. While a Senator he returned to space as a payload specialist on STS-95. He's truly a great American hero.
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Old 07-13-2022, 09:40 AM
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Neville Brand, highly decorated.

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Old 07-13-2022, 10:10 AM
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Denholm Elliott (butler in Trading Places) was a RAF air gunner and POW. His entire story is fascinating.
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Old 07-13-2022, 10:26 AM
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David Niven
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Old 07-13-2022, 11:06 AM
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Ed McMahon…Marine Corp pilot.
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