Jimmy Stewart: Bomber Pilot

Starr Smith

Of the entire celebrities who served their kingdom in the course of global warfare II -and they have been legion -Jimmy Stewart was once designated. On December seventh, whilst the assault on Pearl Harbor woke such a lot of others to the truth of battle, Stewart used to be already in uniform - as a personal on protect responsibility south of San Francisco on the military Air Corps Moffet box. Seeing struggle at the horizon, Jimmy Stewart, on the peak of his repute after Mr. Smith is going to Washington and his Oscar-winning flip in The Phadelphia Story in 1940, had enlisted numerous months past.

Jimmy Stewart, Bomber Pilot chronicles his lengthy trip to turn into a bomber pilot in strive against. writer Starr Smith, the intelligence officer assigned to the celebrity, recounts how Stewart's first battles have been with the Air Corps excessive command, who insisted on maintaining the certainly proficient pilot out of harm's means as an teacher pilot for B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators. through 1944, despite the fact that, Stewart controlled to get assigned to a Liberator squadron that was once deploying to England to hitch the robust 8th Air strength. as soon as within the thick of it, he rose to command his personal squadron and flew twenty wrestle missions, together with one to Berlin.

“My father might consider commemorated through this book.” —Kelly Stewart Harcourt, daughter of Jimmy Stewart
"We might have made Jimmy a bunch commander [equivalent to a military regiment] if the warfare had lasted one other month." - basic Jimmy Doolittle.

"An first-class biography of a uncommon airman and tremendous human being." - Roger Freeman, writer of The effective 8th: A heritage of the U.S. eighth Air Force.

"How very good it truly is that Starr Smith has eventually directed a literary gentle at the own historical past of Jimmy Stewart. . . . I welcomed Starr's e-book. it really is wanted and sought after. Bravo!" - homosexual Talese.

"This is a really good researched and written publication. . . . It fills a spot in background approximately no mere actor yet a brave and selfless guy, Brigadier normal Jimmy Stewart, USAF." - basic Michael E. Ryan, former leader of employees of the Air strength.

“I have met a couple of motion picture stars, yet of all of them, i feel that Jimmy Stewart used to be such a lot like these modest heroes he portrayed. Now journalist Starr Smith has raised the curtain on Stewart’s gallant provider as a bomber pilot and air wrestle commander in international warfare II.” —Walter Cronkite, from the Foreword

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