BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES H. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1945 CO-SIGNED BY: J. LAWRENCE SMITH - HFSID 255056
Sale Price $198.00
JAMES H. DOOLITTLE and J. LAWRENCE SMITH
James Doolittle and his aide J. Lawrence Smith sign a sheet of paper.
Signatures: "J. H. Doolittle" and "J. Lawrence Smith". 8½x11 sheet. Ink notation below signatures state the signatures were obtained November 23, 1945 at the "Homecoming speech at the Men's Gym". In 1922, JIMMY DOOLITTLE made the first transcontinental flight in less than 24 hours. In the 1920s and 1930s, he set various speed and flight records. In World War II, Doolittle and 79 other fighter pilots ("Doolittle's Raiders") bombed Tokyo on April 18, 1942, the first air attack on the Japanese capital. Also hit were targets in Yokohama and other cities, scoring a huge victory for United States morale at a time when Japan's position in the Pacific seemed impregnable. Doolittle was promoted to Brigadier General the next day and was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for the raid.J. LAWRENCE SMITH was Doolittle's aid. Damaged at corners. Punch holes at left margin. Overall, fine condition.
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