Gene Autry (1907-1998). U.S. Army Air Force WW II. Enlisted 1942. As a pilot and Technical Sgt. he ferried fuel, ammunition, and arms in the China-India-Burma theater of war flying over the hazardous Himalayan air route, "The Hump." He also volunteered his talents as an entertainer for numerous Air Force shows. He had his own radio show entitled "Sargeant Gene Autry." When the war ended, he was reassigned to Special Services where he toured with a USO troupe in the South Pacific until 1946.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the Royal Family are at the annual Festival of Remembrance tonight at the Royal Albert Hall. The Festival commemorates all those who have lost their lives in wars and conflicts. Highlights of the performance include special guest artists, military bands and a drumhead service. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Laura Mvula, Birdy and Alexander Armstrong are performing alongside the Royal Air Force Squadronaires and the Band of HM Royal…
Sepoy, 1st Sikh Infantry (Punjab Frontier Force) - This regiment, raised in 1846, was senior among the infantry regiments of the Punjab Frontier Force, that part of the Indian Army which had a special responsibility for keeping the peace on the North-West Frontier. It was one of the first Indian regiments to leave for China in 1900 and, with the 7th Rajputs, was the first of the British contingent to enter the besieged Legations at Peking.
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