Jimmy Stewart Flies His Last Combat Mission

 

I didn’t realize he flew combat missions in Vietnam:

 

20 February 1966: Brigadier General James M. Stewart, United States Air Force Reserve, flew the last combat mission of his military career, a 12 hour, 50 minute “Arc Light” bombing mission over Vietnam, aboard Boeing B-52 Stratofortress of the 736th Bombardment Squadron, 454th Bombardment Wing. His bomber was a B-52F-65-BW, serial number 57-149, call sign GREEN TWO. It was the number two aircraft in a 30-airplane bomber stream.

Go here to read the rest.  A great actor, a greater patriot.

Published in: on February 25, 2020 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Jimmy Stewart Flies His Last Combat Mission  
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