BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES H. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE - ILLUSTRATION SIGNED - HFSID 153813
Sale Price $595.00
JIMMY DOOLITTLE. Illustration signed: "J.H. Doolittle". Color, 4x5½ overall, image 4x4¾ (one surface). Reproduction of an oil painting by R.T. Handrille. Montage of Doolittle images, including him as a three-star General, on a Smithsonian Institution National Air & Space Museum postcard. In 1922, James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle (1896-1993) made the first transcontinental flight in less than 24 hours. In the 1920s and 1930s, he set various speed and flight records. During WWII, Doolittle, a veteran of WWI, 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 U.S. 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. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 14x22.
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