Shawnee Stewart

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

Program Credits:
Shawnee Stewart — Interviewee
John Erling — Interviewer
Mel Myers — Announcer

Honest Media
Mel Myers — Audio Editor

Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
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Mark DeMoss — Webmaster
Laura Hyde — Upload Coordinator

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)