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Van Heflin, USAAF, First Motion Picture Unit

Van Heflin  (Actor)
(Emmett Evan Heflin Jr.) 
b. 13 Dec 1910 - d. 23 Jul 1971)
US Army Air Force, Lieutenant
(World War II, Combat Photographer, 9th Air Force, Europe)

There is not much information about the time that Van Heflin spent in the service other than he served as a combat photographer with the 9th Air Force in Europe. He was part of the First Motion Picture Unit (FMPU) that produced propaganda, training and morale films for the US military.