Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot

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Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot by Starr Smith, foreward by Walter Cronkite

Of all the celebrities who served their country during World War II, Jimmy Stewart was unique. At the height of his fame, Jimmy Stewart enlisted in the army several months before the Pearl Harbor attacks woke Hollywood and the rest of the nation to the reality of war. “It’s a true story of personal knowledge,” writes Walter Cronkite in the foreword, “and is told with skill, respect, and admiration.” Author Starr Smith chronicles for the first time Stewart’s long journey to becoming a bomber pilot in combat, including:

  • Stewart’s battles with the Air Corps high command
  • His assignment to a Liberator squadron in England with the famed Mighty Eighth Air Force
  • His twenty combat missions—including one to Berlin—in command of his own squadron in the 445th Bomb Group
  • Later, Stewart’s promotion to group operations officer for the 453rd Bomb Group
  • Paperback
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