This fighter pilot brought two Silver Stars home to Middle Georgia

Editor’s note: The following story is part of a feature called Home Grown in which we take a look at the people and products that have made a name for themselves well beyond our Middle Georgia borders.

Robert L. Scott Jr. grew up in Macon and went on to become a famed World War II fighter pilot and author. He was twice awarded the Silver Star.

He wrote the book “God is My Co-Pilot,” which was made into a 1945 movie. He was last in his class at the U.S. Military Academy but rose to the rank of brigadier general.

Later in life he returned to Warner Robins and became a staunch supporter of the Museum of Aviation. He died in 2006 at age 97.

Wayne Crenshaw: 478-256-9725, @WayneCrenshaw1