Nebraska Authors

Carroll "Cal" Stewart

AKA: Captain Carroll Wallace Stewart

Born 1918-04-05 Belden, NE (USA)

Died 2007-08-08
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Lincoln Memorial Park

Stewart was a military man who made a career as a reporter and journalist. He was the founder of the Sun newspaper in Lincoln, NE, in 1961. He also wrote a monograph on friend Ben Kuroki that was used as the basis for an ETV documentary. Stewart served with Kuroki in World War II. Stewart's book Ploesti: The Great Ground-Air Battle of August has been called the definitive history of one of the greatest aviation battles in history; the book has been printed 15 times and has been translated into at least 4 languages.

Places Lived

O'Neill, NE
Belden, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


World War II; History; Journalism


Founder of the Sun newspaper in Lincoln, NE, 1961

Places Worked

Belden Progress (Belden, NE)
The Frontier (O'Neill, NE)
Sun Newspaper (Lincoln, NE)


Ploesti: The Great Ground-Air Battle of August. Co-author, 1943.
Ted's Travelling Circus. 1996.

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