The Purple Heart is a 1944US film. // July 20 - Since You Went Away is released. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ...
It is a dramatization of the trial of a number of US airmen by the Japanese during the Second World War. It is loosely based on the trial of a number of airmen who took part in the Doolittle Raid. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Combatants United States Japan Commanders James H. Doolittle N/A Strength 16 B-25 Mitchells N/A Casualties 3 dead, 8 POWs (4 would die in captivity) about 50 dead, 400 injured Lt. ...
It starred Dana Andrews, and was directed by Lewis Milestone. Dana Andrews (January 1, 1909 - December 17, 1992) was an American film actor. ... Lewis Milestone (born Lev Milstein) (September 30, 1895 - September 25, 1980) was an accomplished, and award-winning motion picture director. ...
The original PurpleHeart award was instituted by George Washington in 1782 to reward troops for "unusual gallantry" and "extraordinary fidelity and essential service." The award was a purple cloth heart edged in silver braid, and was to be worn over the left breast of the uniform.
The new regulations authorized the posthumous award of the PurpleHeart retroactive to December 7, 1941, and eliminated the use of the medal as a merit award.
In December 1942 the Navy Department authorized the award of the PurpleHeart for all fatal and non-fatal wounds retroactive to December 7, 1941.
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