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[Caption from back of photo] -- "Bob [Hope]'s writer, Barney Dean and dancer Patty Thomas, Bob Hope, comedian, Jerry Colonna, comedian, Frances Langford, singer, Tony Romano (he was our band)." c.1944-1945. USO Camp Shows, Inc. | The Library of Congress

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Bob Hope, Frances Langford, Jerry Colonna, Tony Romano, Patty Thomas, Barney Dean; South Pacific, 1944. USO Camp Shows, Inc. - SWPA. | The Library of Congress

Enlargement: Experiencing War, the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

Dec. 14, 1968: Bob Hope and members of his troupe prepare to leave for Vietnam on a flight from LAX. | latimes.com

Bob Hope entertains the troops

Over a span, Bob Hope entertained American troops overseas. Many of his USO tours were completed over Christmas with his departures and arrivals often covered by Los Angeles Times photographers.

Dancing at the  Rainbow Club U.S.O. Hawaii, 1945.

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Patty Thomas, Bob Hope,  & Frances Langford; South Pacific, 1944. USO Camp Shows, Inc. - SWPA. | The Library of Congress

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Patty Thomas, a dancer with Bob Hope's USO tour in the South Pacific, dances with a US Marine during World War II.

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Bob Hope

Bob Hope was without a doubt one of the greatest entertainers of all time. A wonderful look at some special moments Bob spent with the troops during his many Christmas performances.

"The Aragons, Private Manuel Solis and the former Trinidad Loya, had known each other ten years, longer than others." | Date taken: March 1942; Location: El Paso, Texas, USA; Photographer: Eliot Elisofon. | Published photo from the article "Soldiers' Wedding: Seven Couples Marry All At Once." - May 4, 1942 LIFE magazine. | LIFE Photo Archive hosted by Google.

"The Aragons, Private Manuel Solis and the former Trinidad Loya, had known each other ten years, longer than others.

Bob Hope and Patty Thomas came through. He brought Patty on stage and said "I just want you boys to know what you're fighting for!" They were an awesome team.

USO Show, Vietnam, 1970. USO show from Australia, Bob Hope didn't come here. A USO show inside the Beer Lounge. A few USO shows came to the YRBM 20 in the summer and fall of 1970. | brownwater-navy.com

USO Show, Vietnam, 1970. USO show from Australia, Bob Hope didn't come here. A USO show inside the Beer Lounge. A few USO shows came to the YRBM 20 in the summer and fall of 1970. | brownwater-navy.com

Frances Langford & Patty Thomas, 1944. USO - Camp Shows, Inc. - SWPA. | The Library of Congress

Enlargement: Experiencing War, the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

Bob Hope and Patty Thomas; South Pacific, 1944. USO Camp Shows, Inc. - SWPA. | The Library of Congress

Enlargement: Experiencing War, the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

VMSB-243 Flying Goldbricks. USO show - Bob "The Nose" Hope. Bougainville, August 1944. USO Camp Shows, Inc. - SWPA. | vmsb243.com

VMSB-243 Flying Goldbricks. USO show - Bob "The Nose" Hope. Bougainville, August 1944. USO Camp Shows, Inc. - SWPA. | vmsb243.com

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