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Air Commando aids 007

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles Russhon, military advisor to the James Bond films in the ‘60s and ‘70s, feigns shoving a vanilla ice cream cone in Sean Connery’s face during the production of “Thunderball.” Russhon and Connery became friends on set. The vanilla ice cream cone had special significance to Russhon, who inspired the “Charlie Vanilla” character, an ice cream loving mister fix-it, in friend and esteemed American cartoonist Milton Caniff’s comic strip “Steve Canyon.” (Photo courtesy of Christian Russhon)

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