November 20, 1943

The stage play “Winged Victory” opens on Broadway. The Army Air Forces sponsored play, penned by famed playwright Moss Hart, tells the story of the AAF Training Command and the efforts of cadets to earn their wings. The cast of nearly 300 are all service members and includes such personalities as SSgt. Edmund O’Brien, Sgt. Barry Nelson, Cpl. Karl Malden, and Cpl. Red Buttons. The play is later produced as a Hollywood film.