Jimmy Stewart...WWII.....He was a pilot in the USAF, had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve. See, some actors are real heroes.
General James "Jimmy" Doolittle (1896-1993) was an American aviation pioneer. Doolittle served as an officer in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo on April 18, 1942 while still a Lieutenant Colonel.
Jimmy Stewart was the first Hollywood celeb to enter the service for World War II. He would fly 20 combat missions as a B-24 Pilot in Europe and command a squadron, eventually earning the rank of colonel, as well as the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Croix de Guerre and seven battle stars. After the war, Stewart continued in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and became a brigadier general.
U.S. Air Force Medallion Certificate and Medal Frame
Major Charles J. Rosenblatt with his crew His crew were Sergeant Perdue and Sergeant Culver. Rosenblatt was born in Tampa and was a long-time resident of Jacksonville. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years and was a fighter pilot during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received two distinguished flying crosses, the Air Medal, and three Oak Leaf Clusters in World War II alone. He was credited with destroying four Nazi planes and damaging three others (1944).
Harold K. Hoskins, Sr. (1927-2012) was an American pilot and Tuskegee Airman who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. In 1945, he joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and learned to fly at Alabama's Tuskegee Air Field. In 1971, he retired as a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel after logging 9500 flight hours. Hoskins later became assistant vice president of student affairs at California State University at Hayward.