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Martha Raye on stage before a rapt audience of servicemen during a 1943 USO tour in North Africa.

USO-Camp Shows, Inc. Comedienne Martha Raye on stage for a rapt audience of Amer. soldiers during USO-Camp Shows, Inc. Army camps in North Africa. Date taken: Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White. USO Camp Shows, Inc.

Actress-comedian Martha Raye entertains servicemen of the U.S. Army 12th Air Force on a makeshift stage on the edge of the Sahara Desert in North Africa in 1943.

The North African Campaign in pictures, 1940-1943

Actress-comedian Martha Raye entertains servicemen of the U. Army Air Force on a makeshift stage on the edge of the Sahara Desert in North Africa in 1943

Vintage Photos: Esther Bubley.  Waiting to board one of the special buses for servicemen leaving the Greyhound  terminal on Sunday nights. Girls stand in line with soldiers and sailors.

Esther Bubley waiting to board one of the special buses for servicemen leaving the Greyhound terminal on Sunday nights. Girls stand in line with soldiers and sailors.a lovely couple.

Historic Photograph of Mickey Rooney Performs For The Servicemen At The Hollywood Canteen

Historic Photograph of Mickey Rooney Performs For The Servicemen At The Hollywood Canteen

Frances Langford, Bob Hope.

Famous Great Singers ★ of the Frances Langford; Great Singer and USO traveling camp show entertainer Frances Langford: Copyright free pubic domain photographs, vintage pictures of this beautiful famous celebrity as well

02 Mar 42: Life magazine runs a photo spread of actress Marilyn Hare and her USO morale-raising mission to kiss 10,000 GIs. She falls short, however, managing to kiss only 733 before her lips give out. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0302&s=420302 #WWII

02 Mar Life magazine runs a photo spread of actress Marilyn Hare and her USO…

Original caption: New York: The "Little Colonel" Comes To Town. A much bigger girl than she was when she last visited New York, Shirley Temple breezes into the big town and makes her first port of call the Pennsylvania Station U.S.O. Lounge. Spotted by a couple of eagle-eyed servicemen, she is giving her autograph to the boys.

Original caption: New York: The "Little Colonel" Comes To Town. A much bigger girl than she was when she last visited New York, Shirley Temple breezes into the big town and makes her first port of call the Pennsylvania Station U.S.O. Lounge. Spotted by a couple of eagle-eyed servicemen, she is giving her autograph to the boys.

Bob Hope USO WWII Show 'Somewhere In The South Pacific'

Bob Hope Special August 1944 'Somewhere In The South Pacific'

30 May 43: African-American fighter pilots known as the "Tuskegee Airmen" see their first combat action when the 33rd Fighter Group attacks the small island of Pantelleria in the Mediterranean to clear sea lanes for the Allied invasion of Sicily scheduled for July. Despite adversities of a segregated military and much of American society, the Tuskegee Airmen trained and flew with distinction. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0530&s=430530 #WWII

Pilots of a U. Army Air Forces fighter squadron, credited with shooting down 8 of the 28 German planes destroyed in dog-fights over the new Allied beachheads south of Rome, on Jan. talk over the day's exploits

Bob Hope USO show July 17, 1944 (Paul J. Mueller Collection).

But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.

"Nurses of a field hospital who arrived in France via England and Egypt after three years service." Parker, August 12, 1944.

Nurses of a field hospital who arrived in France via England & Egypt after 3 years service.

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Women War Correspondents working in the European Theatre of Operations, England, 1943 / (Moore)

Bob Hope and Patty Thomas from the USO tour Fritzlar, Germany, July 1945

Bob Hope quipping and cuddling pretty young vocalist on one of his many battlefront appearances during WWII. (This may be Vietnam about 1968 or Korea altho singer's hairstyle suggests Not sure who the singer is -- Marilyn Maxwell?

Photograph:  Soldier and Nurses of the 8th Evacuation Hospital from University of Virginia Visual History Collection; Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.

Photograph: Soldier and Nurses of the Evacuation Hospital from University of Virginia Visual History Collection; Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.

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