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Command Performance

Command Performance

A surprising fact about this series is that all talent was donated, in other words no one received payment – not even the stars. This was even more remarkable when you see the list of stars who contributed to the entertainment. Stars of the silver screen like Charles Laughton, Red Skelton, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, to name but a few. Anybody who was anybody got in on this act and those guys serving away from home were glad of it.

When the war ended it was decided that it would still be necessary to carry on producing the show and it continued to be broadcast to the serving men and women of the United States Armed Forces right up to the end of 1949.

In all there were more than 400 shows broadcast, some of which were half hour broadcasts whilst others were as much as two hours.

Broadcast: 8th March 1942
Added: Nov 11 2004
Broadcast: 9th March 1942
Starring: Fred Waring
Added: Nov 14 2004
Broadcast: 9th March 1942
Starring: Fred Waring, Joe Louis
Added: Mar 03 2011
Broadcast: 13th March 1942
Starring: Kate Smith
Added: Mar 13 2005
Broadcast: 18th March 1942
Starring: Fred Allen
Added: May 21 2005
Broadcast: 29th March 1942
Added: Nov 11 2005
Broadcast: 1st April 1942
Starring: Kay Kyser
Added: Mar 12 2006
Broadcast: 12th April 1942
Added: Nov 14 2010
Broadcast: April 16, 1942
Added: May 17 2015
Broadcast: 19th April 1942
Starring: Shirley Temple
Added: Apr 02 2006
Broadcast: 23rd April 1942
Added: May 28 2006
Broadcast: 7th May 1942
Added: Nov 11 2006
Broadcast: 14th May 1942
Added: Mar 31 2007
Broadcast: 18th May 1942
Added: May 24 2008
Broadcast: 2nd June 1942
Added: Apr 03 2011
Broadcast: 11th June 1942
Starring: Bing Crosby, Don Ameche
Added: May 28 2011
Broadcast: 18th June 1942
Added: May 26 2009
Broadcast: June 30, 1942
Added: Jul 12 2015
Broadcast: 7th July 1942
Added: May 29 2011
Broadcast: 14th July 1942
Added: Jul 31 2011
Broadcast: 21st July 1942
Starring:
Added: May 05 2013
Broadcast: 4th August 1942
Added: Aug 07 2011
Broadcast: August 11, 1942
Added: Oct 12 2014
Broadcast: 25th August 1942
Added: Aug 28 2011
Broadcast: 30th August 1942
Starring: Cary Grant
Added: Nov 28 2004
Broadcast: 4th September 1942
Starring: Tallulah Bankhead
Added: May 04 2006
Broadcast: 11th September 1942
Added: Oct 10 2010
Broadcast: 22nd September 1942
Added: Sep 20 2010
Broadcast: 7th October 1942
Added: Aug 27 2009
Broadcast: 13th October 1942
Added: Oct 18 2010
Broadcast: 21st October 1942
Added: Oct 23 2010
Broadcast: 24th October 1942
Added: Nov 10 2009
Broadcast: 3rd November 1942
Added: Nov 07 2010
Broadcast: 10th November 1942
Added: Nov 12 2010
Broadcast: 15th November 1942
Starring:
Added: Nov 10 2012
Broadcast: 9th December 1942
Added: Dec 13 2010
Broadcast: 2nd January 1943
Added: Jan 07 2012
Broadcast: 23rd January 1943
Added: Jan 27 2013
Broadcast: 20th February 1943
Added: Jul 11 2010
Broadcast: 24th February 1943
Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope
Added: Feb 25 2012
Broadcast: 24th February 1943
Added: May 28 2009
Broadcast: February 27, 1943
Added: Feb 21 2016
Broadcast: 13th March 1943
Added: Mar 12 2013
Broadcast: 20th March 1943
Starring:
Added: Mar 23 2013
Broadcast: 27th March 1943
Added: Sep 01 2009
Broadcast: 1st April 1943
Starring:
Added: Mar 29 2013
Broadcast: 3rd April 1943
Starring:
Added: Apr 01 2013
Broadcast: April 17, 1943
Added: May 11 2014
Broadcast: 1st May 1943
Added: May 01 2011
Broadcast: 5th May 1943
Starring: Gene Autry, Ginny Simms
Added: May 02 2011
Broadcast: May 8, 1943
Added: Jun 05 2016
Broadcast: 22nd May 1943
Added: May 29 2012
Broadcast: 5th June 1943
Added: Jun 05 2011
Broadcast: 12th June 1943
Added: Jun 12 2011
Broadcast: 3rd July 1943
Added: Jul 03 2011
Broadcast: 28th August 1943
Added: May 29 2010
Broadcast: September 18, 1943
Starring:
Added: Sep 27 2015
Broadcast: September 25, 1943
Added: Sep 28 2014
Broadcast: 27th November 1943
Added: Nov 28 2010
Broadcast: 4th December 1943
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: Jan 03 2003
Broadcast: 11th December 1943
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Jan 11 2003
Broadcast: 18th December 1943
Added: Dec 16 2012
Broadcast: 20th December 1943
Added: Dec 23 2012
Broadcast: 21st December 1943
Added: Nov 09 2008
Broadcast: 25th December 1943
Added: Dec 25 2011
Broadcast: 8th January 1944
Added: Jan 21 2012
Broadcast: 15th January 1944
Starring: Frances Langford
Added: Jan 18 2003
Broadcast: 22nd January 1944
Added: Jan 28 2012
Broadcast: 8th April 1944
Starring:
Added: Apr 07 2013
Broadcast: 27th May 1944
Starring: Dinah Shore
Added: May 25 2009
Broadcast: 27th May 1944
Added: May 28 2012
Broadcast: June 24, 1944
Starring: Bob Hope
Added: Jun 07 2015
Broadcast: 22nd July 1944
Added: May 31 2012
Broadcast: July 30, 1944
Added: Jun 26 2016
Broadcast: August 5, 1944
Starring:
Added: Aug 10 2014
Broadcast: 14th August 1944
Added: Apr 26 2003
Broadcast: August 19, 1944
Added: Aug 14 2016
Broadcast: September 2, 1944
Added: Sep 06 2015
Broadcast: September 9, 1945
Added: Sep 13 2015
Broadcast: 26th October 1944
Starring: Clark Gable
Added: May 10 2003
Broadcast: November 23, 1944
Added: Nov 24 2006
Broadcast: 2nd December 1944
Added: Dec 07 2010
Broadcast: 9th December 1944
Added: Dec 09 2010
Broadcast: 16th December 1944
Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope
Added: Dec 17 2012
Broadcast: December 25, 1944
Added: Dec 21 2014
Broadcast: December 30, 1944
Starring:
Added: Dec 27 2015
Broadcast: 18th January 1945
Added: Jan 19 2006
Broadcast: 15th February 1945
Starring: Various
Added: May 15 2004
Broadcast: 8th March 1945
Starring: Frank Sinatra
Added: Feb 26 2006
Broadcast: 15th March 1945
Added: Mar 05 2006
Broadcast: July 12, 1945
Added: Jul 26 2015
Broadcast: 14th August 1945
Starring: Various
Added: Mar 20 2003
Broadcast: September 6, 1945
Added: Sep 14 2014
Broadcast: November 1, 1945
Added: Nov 30 2014
Broadcast: 27th December 1945
Added: Dec 28 2013
Broadcast: 7th January 1946
Added: Jan 04 2014
Broadcast: January 31, 1946
Added: Jan 24 2016
Broadcast: March 14, 1946
Added: Mar 15 2015
Broadcast: 21st April 1946
Added: Apr 12 2003
Broadcast: 5th May 1946
Starring: Kay Kyser
Added: Jul 03 2006
Broadcast: May 5, 1946
Added: May 01 2016
Broadcast: November 10, 1946
Added: Nov 15 2015
Broadcast: November 24, 1946
Added: Nov 22 2015
Broadcast: 1st December 1946
Added: Dec 13 2013
Broadcast: 8th December 1946
Added: Dec 20 2013
Broadcast: 23rd February 1947
Added: Feb 23 2014
Broadcast: March 9, 1947
Added: Jan 17 2016
Broadcast: March 16, 1947
Added: Apr 10 2016
Broadcast: April 14, 1947
Added: Mar 27 2016
Broadcast: May 14, 1947
Added: Apr 03 2016
Broadcast: May 25, 1947
Added: Apr 24 2016
Broadcast: May 31, 1947
Added: May 29 2016
Broadcast: June 18, 1947
Added: Jun 14 2015
Broadcast: August 5, 1947
Added: Aug 30 2015
Broadcast: September 2, 1947
Added: Sep 20 2015
Broadcast: 21st October 1947
Added: Nov 10 2013
Broadcast: November 20, 1947
Added: Nov 29 2015
Broadcast: December 9, 1947
Added: Dec 06 2015
Broadcast: December 23, 1947
Added: Dec 13 2015
Broadcast: 25th May 1948
Added: Aug 24 2013
Broadcast: 30th November 1948
Added: Jan 25 2014
Broadcast: February 22, 1949
Added: Jan 10 2016
Broadcast: March 29, 1949
Added: May 22 2016
Broadcast: June 21, 1949
Added: Jun 19 2016
Broadcast: 18th October 1949
Added: May 17 2003