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James Stewart

Arguably the biggest star to serve, Stewart was an A-lister before the war thanks to ‘Mr. Smith Goes To Washington’ and ‘The Philadelphia Story,’ but nevertheless followed in the footsteps of his WWI veteran father, enlisting even before Pearl Harbor. He became the commander of the 445th Bomb Group, flying at least twenty combat missions and rising from private to colonel in only four years.

From Jimmy Stewart to Clark Gable: A Look Back at the Hollywood Stars Who Served in World War II

It’s Veterans Day today, and we’re honoring the men and women who’ve served in our Armed Forces. As a tribute, we’re refreshing our older gallery of famous Hollywood faces who served during World War II. Click through to see more.