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Celebrities in Uniform

DAYTON, Ohio -- Celebrities in Uniform exhibit in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Celebrities in Uniform exhibit in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

When the U.S. began re-arming for World War II, the vast majority of Americans believed it was not only a duty to serve their country, it was an honor. Among the millions who willingly went into military service were many celebrities from stage, screen, sports, radio and music. This display is devoted to a few of those notables.

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Flight Officer Jackie Coogan
Col. Gene Raymond, USAFR (Ret.)
Maj. Clark Gable
Brig. Gen. James M. Stewart, USAFR (Ret.)
President Ronald Reagan

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