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American comedian Jackie Coogan

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    Glider landings in the jungle were fraught with danger and few landed intact. Second Lieutenant Jim Howard recalled seeing a 'huge Yank' stagger from a landed glider and asks, 'Is there a church round here?' Seeing quizzical looks, he explained, 'When I was coming over those mountains, the tow rope got wrapped round the wheel of the glider. I said that if that comes off, I'm going to church. And it came off.' The pilot turned out to be the American comedian Jackie Coogan, making an unscheduled comic appearance in the jungle.


    Jackie Coogan played Uncle Fester in the Television Series "The Addams Family" from 1964-66

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