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Captain William Conrad US Army Air Corps (Served 1943-1946)

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william conradCaptain William Conrad

US Army Air Corps

(Served 1943-1946)

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Short Bio: Best remembered as Det. Frank Cannon on the TV series “Cannon” in the 70s, Conrad began his career as an announcer, writer and director for the Los Angeles radio station KMPC, before becoming a Second World War fighter-pilot in 1943. Two years later, he left the US Air Force with the rank of captain, having finished his time in it as producer-director of the Armed Forces Radio Service.


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nancy-kulpLtjg Nancy Kulp

US Navy

(Served 1943-1945)

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Short Bio: With aspirations of becoming a journalist, Kulp studied at Florida State University, earning her bachelor’s degree in 1943.
Upon graduation, Kulp enlisted in the WAVEs and rose to the rank of LtJg. She stated that patriotism motivated her to join up, however, she could not envision a career for herself in the military, and so she left the service in 1945.


Cpl Don Adams US Marine Corps (1941-1945)

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Cpl Don Adams

US Marine Corps

(Served 1941-1945)

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Yarmy (Don Adams) was wounded during the Battle of Guadalcanal, nearly dying. He also contracted blackwater fever, a complication of malaria. After his recovery and return to the States he served as a drill instructor. As a Marine Corps drill instructor he was commended by his superiors for being able to exceed the performance of his recruits at every required physical task.

Don Adams was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart in the television situation comedy Get Smart, which he also sometimes directed and wrote.

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ARM3 Paul Newman US Navy (1943-1946)

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ARM3 Paul Newman US Navy

(Served 1943-1946)

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Short Bio: Graduating high school in 1943, Newman briefly attended college before enlisting in the U.S. Navy Air Corps. He wanted to be a pilot, but he was told that he could never fly a plane as he was colorblind. He ended up serving as a radio operator and spent part of World War II serving in the Pacific.

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