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The USO shows that brought a little bit of the States to the battlefield, were very important morale boosters for the GI's. Bob Hope of course, was a favorite during World War II, and in succeeding wars and police actions. Jack Benny brought his infamous violin and "stingy" persona to the GI's. 

Bill and the other Signal Corps photographers were fortunate to get close to these stars of the Movies and Radio and take these pictures. They were so close, they didn't need to use a fancy zoom
camera lens either.

There were other entertainers also, including; Larry Adler, the harmonica virtuoso, and Marlene Dietrich, famous actress, who I believe entertained for our side. (Just kidding of course).

 


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Bob Hope in 1945 show in Germany.

 


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Bob with singer/dancer Patty Thomas.

 


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Comedian and foil Jerry Colonna joins Bob, Patty, and other performers on stage.

 


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Bob Hope posing with two 3rd division GI's after the show

 


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Bob Hope at Fritzlar, Germany

    


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Jerry Colonna signing autographs
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USO Entertainers Posing for the Camera

  

          

         

    
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