I’ve admired Jimmy Stewart for what he was.
A simple American.
I will always remember his poem about his dog “Beau“. A truly touching tribute to his beloved dog on Johnny Carson.
He rarely boasted of his military career and if it was brought up, he simply acknowleged it.
But the facts are he flew combat missions over Europe during WWII when any mission could end in death… through enemy action or mechanical malfunction. Face it. Mechanical reliability was often as best they could muster. No triple redundant systems like in our current Warthogs.
He also flew in B-52s over Viernam. Vietnam was also no milk run with SAMs.
I hope you will read this synopsis of his bravery in spite of his success as a Hollywood actor. Please click on the link. Thank you.