Army & Navy - COMMAND: Mr. Smith Goes to Town

Without benefit of Hollywood, a tall (6 ft. 3 in.), drawling Princetonian ('32), once one of the most familiar characters in the U.S., last week found his finest recognition—as a crack U.S. fighting man. In England, 34-year-old Brigadier General Edward J. Timberlake Jr., commander of a B-24 combat wing, announced the appointment of 36-year-old Lieut. Colonel James Stewart as his chief of staff. Ted Timberlake, one of the Air Forces' greatest tacticians and red tape cutters, picks men for ability, not for public prestige.

Pennsylvania-born Jimmy Stewart had a conservative education, blossomed...

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