Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe


Author Robert Matzen sifted through thousands of Air Force combat reports and Stewart’s personnel files; interviewed surviving aviators who flew with Stewart; visited the James Stewart Papers at Brigham Young University; flew in the cockpits of the B-17 and B-24, and visited the airbases in England used by Stewart in his combat missions of 1943-45. What emerges in Mission is the story of a Jimmy Stewart you never knew until now, a story more fantastic than any he brought to the screen.