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Women Serving the Military
Women Serving the Military

 


   

 

Professional entertainers volunteered their time. Hollywood stars and lesser known performers socialized with troops and performed at U.S. military bases and then took their shows on the road to wherever Americans were fighting. Below on the left is USO entertainer Marlene Dietrich with WACs in France, 1944.

USO entertainer Marlene Dietrich with WACs in France, 1944

The Sharon Rogers’ Band, an all-female orchestra and USO
Camp Shows unit organized in Chicago, played for
servicemen and women in the Pacific theater.


The Sharon Rogers' Band


In the photograph to the right is USO entertainer Elizabeth M.
Fisher aboard a P47D Thunderbolt “Fighter Bomber,” Italy, 1944.


Below is the USO unit, “The Blues Busters,” Italy, December 1944 The USO Unit "The Blues Busters" in Itlay 1944

USO entertainer Elizabeth M. Fisher on a P47D Thunderbolt "Fighter Bomber" in Italy 1944
Article about Ella Bradley, who performed with the first USO troupe to tour the Pacific during the war.

Ella Bradley performed with the USO troupe
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Letter of Appreciation to Lois Heise, member of the USO Camp Shows Unit 687

To the left is a letter of appreciation to Lois Heise, member of USO Camp Shows Unit 687—the Sharon Rogers’ band, from the 77th Infantry Division, 21 December 1945.

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 Photo Credits (L to R): #1: USO, #2-3: The Women's Memorial,
#4: Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, #5-6: The Women's Memorial



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