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Captain Jonathan M. Wainwright 5th, seagoing son of the lieutenant general captured on Corregidor by the Japs, was awarded the D.S.M. of the Merchant Marine in Manhattan. Master of a ship bombed at Salerno, he had first abandoned her with the crew after a fire in a hold full of high octane gasoline had risen mast-high. Then he returned with one man and took off wounded. The ship later exploded.

Betty Grable was the year's biggest box-office draw, exhibitors reported to Motion Picture Herald. She was the first female winner since Shirley Temple (1935-38). Second biggest: Bob Hope. Still among the top...

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