Henry Jaynes Fonda

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Henry Fonda even though exempt, left in 1943 for the war.  After boot camp he went of officer candidate school (OCS) in Quonset, Rhode Island and trained as a Naval Air Combat Intelligence officer. (''Don't Tell Dad'', p9)  He would later, for this received a Bronze Star.  The children saw little of their father between Peter's birth and his departure for the war, as he made ten films during this time.  For a while, an artist in need of a place to stay, bunked out in the playhouse.  "I think my mother had an affair with him.  I hope she did" (''Don't Tell Dad'', p10)
 
Henry Fonda even though exempt, left in 1943 for the war.  After boot camp he went of officer candidate school (OCS) in Quonset, Rhode Island and trained as a Naval Air Combat Intelligence officer. (''Don't Tell Dad'', p9)  He would later, for this received a Bronze Star.  The children saw little of their father between Peter's birth and his departure for the war, as he made ten films during this time.  For a while, an artist in need of a place to stay, bunked out in the playhouse.  "I think my mother had an affair with him.  I hope she did" (''Don't Tell Dad'', p10)
  
<table><tr><td>Henry Fonda and [[Jimmy Stewart]] were best friends according to Peter Fonda.  And it must be just after Henry returned from the war, that Peter relates a story of how Henry and Jimmy built a glider for hours together, exchanging only a few words.  Both were men of few words.
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Henry Fonda and [[Jimmy Stewart]] were best friends according to Peter Fonda.  And it must be just after Henry returned from the war, that Peter relates a story of how Henry and Jimmy built a glider for hours together, exchanging only a few words.  Both were men of few words.
  
In the school year 1945-6, Peter Fonda states that all the children, himself, Jane and Pan attended the private Brentwood Town and County School, as he says did Brooke, Bridget and Bill Hayward, children of Leland Hayward and Margaret Sullavan.  But the following year, Peter was sent, at least part of that year to the Barton School for Boys.  He details several pages of horrible experiences there before his aunt Harriet Peacock rescued him (''Don't Tell Dad'', p22).
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<table><tr><td>In the school year 1945-6, Peter Fonda states that all the children, himself, Jane and Pan attended the private Brentwood Town and County School, as he says did Brooke, Bridget and Bill Hayward, children of Leland Hayward and Margaret Sullavan.  But the following year, Peter was sent, at least part of that year to the Barton School for Boys.  He details several pages of horrible experiences there before his aunt Harriet Peacock rescued him (''Don't Tell Dad'', p22).
  
 
In 1946 Henry Fonda played Wyatt Earp in ''My Darling Clementine''.  You can [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6301798759/102-9279843-7223326?ie=UTF8&tag=countyh-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=6301798759 buy it here] or watch several minutes [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WXwO7Hqluo here on YouTube].
 
In 1946 Henry Fonda played Wyatt Earp in ''My Darling Clementine''.  You can [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6301798759/102-9279843-7223326?ie=UTF8&tag=countyh-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=6301798759 buy it here] or watch several minutes [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WXwO7Hqluo here on YouTube].

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