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When the famous "Hollywood" sign fell into disrepair in 1978, various entertainers agreed to buy a letter for $27,777.77. Gene bought the first "L."

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Army Air Corps Song
The Sergeant Gene Autry Show
(August 16, 1942)

When Gene Autry went into the Army Air Forces in 1942 his popular radio show, "Melody Ranch," became the "Sergeant Gene Autry Show." His Sunday, August 16, 1942 program was broadcast live from the United States Army Air Forces Station, March Field in Riverside, California.

Sergeant Gene Autry's appearance on the radio was under the supervision of the Army Air Forces. In the interest of supplying information and entertainment to the public, and to acquaint young men of America with the details of life around Army Air Forces flying fields, Sergeant Autry was detailed to bring to the public dramatizations of true stories, from the official records of this splendid fighting organization.

Sergeant Autry's participation in this radio program from August 2, 1942 to August 1, 1943 was part of his regular duties in the Army Air Forces and he received no compensation for so doing other than his Sergeant's pay.

Gene Autry is backed by Carl Cotner's Orchestra for this performance. The military chorus members are Sgt. Robert Fisher, Corp. Alexander Courage, Corp. Fred J. Collins, Corp. Milton Ferris, Corp. Jack Schultz, P.F.C. Floyd Stancliff, P.F.C. Bob Kaneen, Pvt. Preston Mitchell, and Sgt. Harold Rogers.

Arranged by Carl Cotner

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