American Music of the Era - There is more to reenacting than battles, bullets, and combatants. Every soldier who fought in the war, came with memory and roots back home. These roots always involved a connection to the music back home. While most people are familar with Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters, there are many other singers of the time, such as Martha Tilton, Jo Stafford, Dick Haymes, The Pied Pipers, the Modernaires, Johnny Mercer, Dinah Shore, Helen Forrest, Margaret Whiting, Connie Haines, Connie Boswell, and of course Frank Sinatra. Also the Band Bands of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Tommy Dorsey. Jo Stafford sold more records than any other female solo singer in the 1940's. If you are looking for a good reference guide of songs written from 1940-1944 go here.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Movies and Actors of the times  During the war years there were many films made, most were B movies. Many of the "stars" of the times came out of these years. Names like Lana Turner, Gene Tierney, Ava Garner, Hedy Lamarr, Betty Grable, Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, and many many more. All of these were household names with all the American GI's around the world. Many of these ladies would end up in copies of Yank Magazine and Stars and Stripes.