PUSH . . . PUSH . . . UMPH! (1944)

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The year is 1944. Gasoline was 20 cents per gallon. Today, it’s 20 times that. During the war years of the 1940s, when Gas-Power didn’t get you there, due to rationing – there was always “Teen-Power”.

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OH, FRANKIE! (1940)

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The year is 1940. It was a very good year for Frank Sinatra. On January 26th, he kicked off the new year as new male vocalist of the great Tommy Dorsey band, releasing 40 recordings during 1940. Frankie’s career took off like a rocket. By 1941, he was #1 in America, voted Top Male Vocalist in Billboard and Downbeat polls. With legions of young “bobby-soxers” screaming and fainting at the slightest sway of his slender frame, Frankie became America’s first teen idol.

On December 30, 1942, Frankie debuted at New York’s Paramount Theater backed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra to a packed house of screaming bobby-soxers. Sinatra recalled the night, “The sound that greeted me was absolutely deafening. It was a tremendous roar. Five thousand kids, stamping, yelling, screaming, applauding. I was scared stiff. I couldn’t move a muscle. Benny Goodman froze, too. He was so scared he turned around, looked at the audience and said, ‘What the hell is that?’. I burst out laughing.”

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1940 - Oh, Frankie!

HUNGRY JOE”S CATCH 22 CREW (1944)

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The year is 1944. This is the crew of my father’s B-25 during World War II. Center is the plane’s bombadier, Joseph Heller – author of the great American war novel, “Catch 22”. My father was the pilot, known in Catch 22 as Hungry Joe. Photo was taken on Corsica.

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PUSH . . . PUSH . . . UMPH! (1944)

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The year is 1944. Gasoline was 20 cents per gallon. Today, it’s 20 times that. During the war years of the 1940s, when Gas-Power didn’t get you there, due to rationing – there was always “Teen-Power”.

1944 - Teenagers Pushing Jalopy (December 1944) (O1)

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BRONX BOMBER, JOE LOUIS (1942)

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The year is 1942. Joe Louis – the Bronx Bomber was without question, the greatest boxer of the 20th century. Great in the ring. Great outside the ring. He was the reigning heavy-weight champ from 1937 to 1949. His greatest victory came on June 22, 1938 in a rematch with German boxer, Max Schmeling at New York’s Yankee Stadium.

Adolph Hitler was once again using sports to prove the superiority of the German Aryans – apparently not learning his lesson after black American track & field star, Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Anti-Nazi fervor was running high, and all America was looking to Joe to settle the score. The bout was more about Democracy vs. The Third Reich than about Louis and Schmeling.

It took the Bronx Bomber all of 124 seconds to win a first round TKO. Joe Louis became an instant national hero, loved by all Americans, regardless of nationality. When World War II broke out, Joe enlisted in the Army – putting on boxing exhibitions to help build the morale of the troops. Here then, is Joe Louis, in uniform back in 1942. A true American hero who looks even better in full-color.

1942 - Bronx Bomber, Joe Louis (O)

1942 - Bronx Bomber, Joe Louis

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HUNGRY JOE”S CATCH 22 CREW (1944)

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The year is 1944. This is the crew of my father’s B-52 during World War II. In the center is the plane’s bombadier, Joseph Heller – author of the great American war novel, “Catch 22”. My father was the pilot, known in Catch 22 as Hungry Joe. The photo was taken on Corsica.

Dad's B-25 - Italy 1944 (R)

1943 - Hungry Joe''s B-25 - Corsica

1943 - Hungry Joe''s B-25 - Corsica