Stewart's Uniform To Be Displayed
Dec. 02, 1998
CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) _ One of Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart's Air Force uniforms will be displayed at a British air museum.
The uniform, donated by the late actor's family, will be presented along with American combat aircraft at the Duxford Imperial War Museum at Cambridge, the museum said Tuesday.
Stewart was already an Oscar winner when he flew 20 combat missions in World War II, based at Tibenham, England, northeast of London. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the French Croix de Guerre.
He resumed his screen career after the war and made a total of 80 films. He died in July 1997 at the age of 89.
``This uniform, on show to Duxford's 450,000 visitors each year, will remind us all that James Stewart was not only a fine actor but also a brave aviator who flew on perilous daylight missions from Britain,'' Museum director Ted Inman said.
The museum didn't say when the uniform would go on display.