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DVD Number: 1
Slide Number: 00014
Image Location: 58 1
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Picture Type: GI
Info on Slide: Hope and Langford
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Description: USO show, probably in Italy Note below: My father was in the 308th FS, 31st FG, in North Africa, Gozo Island, Sicily, and Italy. He took a BW snapshot of a USO show (with Bob Hope and Francis Langford) in Aug1943. Although he was waaaay back in the audience, it appears to me to be the same venue; maybe even the same show! Bob Hope published a book during the war entitled "I Never Left Home". This book describes some of his USO tours during the war, including a trip to North Africa and Sicily. This tour was before the invasion of mainland Italy at Salerno.
Photographer: Skinner
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Nationality: American
Location: Italy
Year: 1943
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Image Path: /Galley 1
 
 
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07/07/2013 12:02 pm
My father was in the 308th FS, 31st FG, in North Africa, Gozo Island, Sicily, and Italy. He took a BW snapshot of a USO show (with Bob Hope and Francis Langford) in Aug1943. Although he was waaaay back in the audience, it appears to me to be the same venue; maybe even the same show! Bob Hope published a book during the war entitled "I Never Left Home". This book describes some of his USO tours during the war, including a trip to North Africa and Sicily. This tour was before the invasion of mainland Italy at Salerno.