Monday, August 3, 2015

Hollywood Went to War

Number fifteen in our series Hollywood went to war, is one of the stars of the WWII blockbuster, The Great Escape, Charles Bronson.

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In 1943, Bronson enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served as an aerial gunner in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, and in 1945 as a Boeing B-29 Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based on Guam. Bronson flew 25 missions and received a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle.

Corporal Bronson, we thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

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