If you thought the leadership in the U.S. Navy have been making some bad decisions lately, look who they think should lecture future Naval Officers about the evils of sexual assault.
He’s identified here in this July 1945 issue of Naval Aviation News as George Wendell who played “Freckles” in Hal Roach’s Our Gang movies. The problem is that it doesn’t look like there was a “Freckles” character in the Our Gang movies, and there is no listing of George Wendell in the various lists of Our Gang cast members.
As can be seen from the broadcast schedule below, George was heard literally all over the world via numerous shortwave broadcasting stations.
A 1998 obituary of George T. Wendlken appearing in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, indicates that he was in the Our Gang movies, and was a spokesman for the Navy (As noted in Naval Aviation News) and raised $200 million dollars in war bonds.
Hard to say what is going on here, but there have been other Our Gang imposters. See this Wikipedia page.
“Mo spice, mo pepper…”
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