Others in the War

Artie Shaw

  -  Artie was already a famed bandleader before the war broke out but saw his call to serve in the Navy in 1942. He served as an entertainment troupe similar to Glenn Miller's except in the Pacific theater. In 1944, after near physcial exhaustion, he received a medical discharge but continued with benefit shows in the Pacific for the next year until the war's end.

Billie Holiday

  -  Holiday saw the pinnacle of her career during the war years era. Not only being African-American but also female, she was subject to many factors when trying to share her talent. In 1944, she released her rendition of the famed classic, "I'll Be Seeing You". The song tells of two lovers separated by war and missing each other. It talks about how they will see each other in everything. "I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing you".

Harry James

 -  The Harry James Orchestra with Helen Forrest performed a stunning hit in 1945, "I Don't Want to Walk Without You". While the song is instrumental, the rhythm and tempo surely show a sense of longing and sadness that only the other person can fill. 

 Kay Kyser

 -  The Ol' Professer of Swing did his part in the war in USO shows and benefit campaigns to entertain and raise support for the war. His popular 1942 hit, "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition", originally a song from World War I rallies, was reborn with his version. It screams patriotism and nationalism on all levels.

Frank Sinatra

 -  Ol' Blue Eyes was just beginning his career when the war struck and he quickly got on the train to stardom because of it. Frank performed many benefit shows and concerts and was aided thankfully by Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra. He was classified 4-F during the war because of a perforated eardrum.