World War II Veteran
Milton Shawnee Stewart served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He became a gunner on a B26 Bomber and was assigned to the 9th Air Force in England. On his twentieth mission his plane was shot down over Germany. As he was preparing to use his parachute he broke his arm but was able to parachute to safety. Upon landing he broke his leg while falling into the hands of German soldiers. The area later fell to Russian troops who delivered him to the American forces. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in World War II.
In 1950 he was elected to the Oklahoma State House of Representatives from Sequoyah County and served two terms.
He was a charter member of the Tulsa Metropolitan Planning Commission.
Shawnee Stewart was 94 when he died January 14, 2016.
Interview with Shawnee Stewart
Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Date Created: September 24, 2009
Date Published: September 5, 2016
Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.
Tags: Prisoner of war, Army Airforce, Shawnee, Parachute, Amputation hospital, President Roosevelt, Fear itself, Oklahoma University, City planning, Missing in action (MIA), World War II (WWII)