In 1954 Marilyn Monroe left her honeymoon with Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio to entertain the troops in Korea. She later said it was the first time she “felt like a star.”
The Douglas AD Skyraider wasn't pretty, but its pilots and maintenance crews dubbed it the Able Dog because of its handling and dependability. Some still regard it as "the best airplane ever made for close-in attack."
The son of a sharecropper, Mississippi-born Jesse Leeroy Brown would do whatever it took to become a pilot and break the navy's color barrier