An American medical officer, who landed with the 82nd Airborne Division, hands a lighted cigarette to a member of his organization who had a rather rough landing, at Utah Beach, St. Mere Eglise, France, June 7, 1944. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
CHINA * BURMA * INDIA CBI THEATER OF WAR U.S. BATTLE WORLD WAR II SHIRT.AMERICAN UNITS LISTED ON BACK OF SHIRT: UNITED STATES ARMY FORCES CHINA, BURMA AND INDIA (USAF CBI) SERVICES OF SUPPLY, CHINA, BURMA AND INDIA (SOS USAF CBI) SERVICES OF SUPPLY, INDIA, BURMA, THEATER (SOS USF IBT) BASE AND ADVANCE SECTIONS * RAMGARH TRAINING CENTER (RTC) 5307TH COMPOSITE UNIT (PROVISIONAL) COMBAT TROOPS, LEDO SECTOR 422ND SIGNAL CO (AVN) OF THE 931ST SIGNAL BATTALION (AVN) (SP)
Miami, August 1942 — Newly inducted Corporal Clark Gable “loses his mustache to Uncle Sam,” having been informed upon enrolling in the Army Air Forces Officer Candidate school that regulations forbid anyone less than a first lieutenant to sport a mustache. Gable immediately went to a barber shop, where half of his mustache was shaved off by the barber. Then, “for the benefit of news cameramen,” the former actor finished off the job himself.
Lt. Col. Bertram Kalisch, left, Forest Milles, LI, NY, and Lt. Col. J. K. French, right, Fairfax County, VA, discuss terms of surrender with German Maj. Gen. Erich Elster and his staff at the River Loire. Although the General is surrendering 20,000 troops, he seems cheerful. Romorantin, France, 09/15/1944.