Legends of Airpower

Brigadier General James Stewart

Actor, warrior, and a great - Jimmy Stewart -American. He was America's leading man who wanted to serve his country during World War II. Jimmy Stewart was too thin to meet the Army Air Corps weight standards and stuffed himself for two days to just barely meet the standard. As a B-24 pilot, he built a reputation as a solid combat commander. He was involved with the Air Force and aviation for the rest of his life, retiring as a Brigadier General in the Air Force Reserve. Jimmy Stewart is a true Legend...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #107

Wednesday, August 15 at 4:00 am on 12.2

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Fifty-two men and women who made America's air power the most respected in the world are profiled in this award-winning series. The series features exclusive interviews with Legends such as Chuck Yeager, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, and Paul Tibbetts. Spanning the first century of flight, Legends of Airpower effortlessly relates the life and times of these heroes.