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Major Jimmy Stewart, pilot in World War II...

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April 14, 1944

NEW YORK TIMES, April 14, 1944 

* Jimmy Stewart as a World War II pilot
* American Hollywood movie actor

Page 3 has a small, rather inconspicuous report of famed actor Jimmy Steward  co-piloting a Liberator plane over Germany. Headed: "Stewart Co-Pilot in New Attack" it includes: "Maj. Jimmy Stewart, former film star, led one group of Liberators over Oberpfaffenhofen today, traveling in the lead plane as co-pilot..." with a bit more (see).
Rare to find mention of Jimmy Stewart from the war years. I suspect this publication is one of the few to report him as a pilot given the small, inside report here. In addition to his distinguished acting career, he had a noted military career as a World War II and Vietnam War veteran who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve. He is the highest-ranking actor in military history.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much more on World War II. Complete in 36 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional use. Great condition.

Category: World War II