BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES H. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE - GREETING CARD SIGNED - HFSID 84895
Sale Price $180.00
JAMES H. DOOLITTLE
James Doolittle signs a greeting card in blue ink.
Greeting Card signed: "J.H. Doolittle" on cover, 4¾x5½. Picturing an airplane and warship on the front and the words: "Three Cheers for You in the Service, On Land, At Sea, or in the Air-" Printed message inside: "Wherever you may be, We'll send these rousing cheers To our guardian of liberty- The first is for HEALTH, The second for LUCK, And the third is for VICTORY!" 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. Lightly creased at blank margins. Fine condition.
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