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Jimmy Stewart, Bomber Pilot The B-58 Hustler

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 427, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. 427

    427

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    Jimmy Stewart, a bomber pilot in WW2 narrates the film. He flew a mission or two in the B-52 over Vietnam, too. He didn't go public, though. He retired as Brigadier General. President Reagan promoted him to Major General years after his retirement.

    Lt. Col. Henry John Deutschendorf, Sr set records in the Hustler. Who is Lt. Col. Henry John Deutschendorf, Sr? That's John Denver's (yes, that John Denver) dad.

    The Hustler is a 50+ year old design, but it stlll looks modern. It's beautiful!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46KkNnAhWtQ"]B-58 Champion of Champions part 1 of 3 - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjIh0UuU4_k"]Champion of Champions part 2 of 3 - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMVSbZG-GHI&"]Champion of Champions part 3 of 3 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  2. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    I still love the old movie "Strategic Air Command" with Jimmy Stewart.

    also:
    - 12 O'clock High
    - Flying Leathernecks
    - Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    - Tora! Tora! Tora!
     
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  3. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    Seriously? Crazy. And kind of cool.
     
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  4. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    A great American hero. :patriot:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwGnCIdHQH0"]Jimmy Stewart Reads a Poem About His Dog Beau on "The Tonight Show" - Johnny Carson - 1981 - YouTube[/ame]
     
  5. norton

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    I remember looking at a Hustler Bomber on display when Grissom Air Force Base was still active, and they had an open house every year.
    The plane looked fast and awesome sitting on the runway.

    Jimmy was a great American.
    Hell of an actor too.
     
  6. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    Jimmy Stewart and the B-58. Both timeless American classics.

    Thanks for posting this, 427.
     
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  7. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    Jimmy Stewart = :patriot:

    B-58 = It's amazing what you can do with enough horsepower.

    Regards,
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  8. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    The B-58 had one major problem. Real high landing speed and little Volkswagen sized tires.
     
  9. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    I knew that Jimmy Stewart was a bomber pilot, but, I never knew he flew the B-52!!!!!

    As for the B-58 "Hustler". . . . my all-time favorite bomber!!!!

    [​IMG]
    (To me, this was the STAR of the movie, "Failsafe"!)
     
  10. 2-8 Marine

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    When I was a kid the B-58 was the coolest thing in the sky . . . I still feel that way about it today.
     
  11. edporch

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    I grew up in NW Indiana in the 1960's.

    There was a time in the mid 1960's that I saw a B-58 fly overhead almost EVERY DAY!

    Sonic booms were also common in that era where we lived.

    One COOL thing I remember was one evening when I went with my parents to a place near Remington, Indiana called "Fountain Park Chautauqua" that had a fish fry every year.

    After the fish fry was over, they would have a show of some kind in the outdoor auditorium.

    That particular year, they had a man from the USAF give a presentation on the B-58 Hustler.
    I remember BEGGING my parents to let us stay to watch it.
    It consisted of a movie, then a short lecture and Q&A session conducted by a uniformed USAF officer.

    I remember when people asked about it's specific capabilities, the USAF officer would often answer "My uniform prevents me from being able to answer that question".

    Though even in that era, I came away knowing it was at least a Mach 2 bomber.

    When I went to school the next day and told the guys about this, they thought it was cool and were jealous.

    Though I was only in the 3rd-4th grade, many boys of that era in 1965-66ish were very up on and knowledgeable of military history and weapons of the day.
     
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  12. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    Jimmy Stewart actually did the things that John Wayne faked in numerous war-time war movies.
     
  13. MulletLoad

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    edporch,

    My dad said when I was in the crib a IN based B58 would crack a sonic boom every night, said I would start crying. My version is I would babytalk "someone is going to pay for waking me up" ;)
     
  14. gwalchmai

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    I camped out under the wing of the B-58 on static display at Chanute once.
     
  15. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    Jimmy Stewart was the very definition of a class act and a life well lived.
     
  16. Fred Hansen

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    And yet Major General Jimmy Stewart USAF Reserve, and Rear Admiral John Ford USNR never held it against him, nor would they have characterized it in that way. Maybe they gave him **** about applying to Annapolis, and not quite making the cut, good friends often give each other a hard time... in good fun.

    Who knows, perhaps if Wayne had attended Annapolis instead of USC, Wayne might never have suffered the injury that ended both his football scholarship, and any hope he may have had of military service. :dunno:

    In any case, I'm sure you won't mind if I take the Admiral's and the General's assessment of John Wayne and his accomplishments over yours.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    My favorite Jimmy Stewart movie was/is Winchester '73.
     
  18. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    I'm partial to "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" with second place going to "Harvey".

    But he made a lot of great ones.

    Regards,
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  19. prism

    prism more ammo

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    This or maybe "The Cheyenne Social Club". I can't decide.