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July 18, 2018

2nd Lt Jack Palance US Army Air Forces (Served 1942-1944)

by dianeshort2014

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2nd Lt Jack Palance

US Army Air Forces

(Served 1942-1944)

View his Service Profile on TogetherWeServed.com

http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/118431

Short Bio: In the late 1930s, Palance started a professional boxing career. With the outbreak of the Second World War, Palance’s boxing career ended and his military career began as a member of the United States Army Air Forces. Palance’s rugged face, which took many beatings in the boxing ring, was disfigured when he bailed out of a burning B-24 Liberator bomber while on a training flight over southern Arizona, where he was a student pilot. Plastic surgeons repaired the damage as best they could, but he was left with a distinctive, somewhat gaunt, look. After much reconstructive surgery, he was discharged in 1944.

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