BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES H. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 204734
Sale Price $360.00
JAMES H. DOOLITTLE
James Doolittle signs a printed art of the Wright Flyer.
Printed Art signed on mount: "J. H. Doolittle". Color, 10x8 overall, image 7½x5½ (two surfaces). Iridescent foil reproduction captioned: "Wright Flyer - 1903".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. Mount lightly creased. Overall, fine condition.
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