LIEUTENANT COLONEL JIMMY STEWART IS NAMED B24 WING CHIEF OF STAFF

From the July 15, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

A LIBERATOR BASE, July 15–Appointment of Lt. Col. James M. Stewart, of Indiana, Pa., the screen star, as chief of staff of a B24 combat wing was announced yesterday by Maj. Gen. James P. Hodges, commander of an Eighth B24 Division.

Stewart was been serving as a Liberator group operations officer. As chief of staff, he will be second in command to Brig. Gen. Edward J. Timberlake Jr., wing commander.



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Lt. Col. James Stewart receives the French Croix de Guerre.

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Jimmy Stewart and the crew of his B-24 Liberator



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  • Bill Getz says:

    I was still flying B-24’s in combat on the date of this Stewart column. In the heat of stepped-up operations, I do not recall reading much about Stewart of Gable as they were busy with combat not seeking publicity. Good guys.

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