Clark Gable Flew Combat Missions.

by Daniel Russ on July 30, 2015

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Famed Hollywood romantic heavy Clark Gable signed up to serve the in USAAF after Pearl Harbor was bombed. He was assigned to the 351st Bomber Group and also trained and served as a top Gunner in a B-17 Bomber. He was part of the first Motion Picture Unit in the USAAF and captured imagery that could be used in US propaganda films. His beautiful wife actress Carole Lombard was killed when a plane she was in crashed on the way back from a war bonds fund raiser. Gable went to a 13 week officer training program to begin his training.

He was 40 when he volunteered.

Operating not just a .50 cal gun, he operated a camera and exposed 50,000 feet of film, some of it in very dangerous missions where flak was bursting mid air in between the Flying Fortresses.

Libert Bell B-17

Clark Gable sat mostly in the top gunner ball turret over the plane. He served well and those he served with thought the world of him.

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