BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES H. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/12/1983 - HFSID 190318
JAMES H. DOOLITTLE James Doolittle sends a typed letter sending a picture via a friend to Jimmy Stewart. Typed Letter Signed: "J. H. Doolittle", 1p, 7¼x10½. Monterey, California, 1983 January 12. On his personal imprinted Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. stationery. To Mr. Paul E.
Sale Price $396.00
JAMES H. DOOLITTLE
James Doolittle sends a typed letter sending a picture via a friend to Jimmy Stewart.
Typed Letter Signed: "J. H. Doolittle", 1p, 7¼x10½. Monterey, California, 1983 January 12. On his personal imprinted Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. stationery. To Mr. Paul E. Lanning, Beaver, Pennsylvania. In full: "Have your note of January 1 with attachments and as requested am enclosing a signed picture [not present] for Jimmy Stewart. Every good wish to you and your family for a very good year and for a most successful roast. Please give Jimmy my best when you see him. Very sincerely". 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. Fold creases through bottom of signature. Fine condition.
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