BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES H. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/21/1993 - HFSID 202751
Sale Price $270.00
JAMES H. DOOLITTLE
James Doolittle sends a typed letter declining a request for an interview but recommends a book about him.
Typed Letter Signed: "J. H. Doolittle", 1p, 7¼x10½. Pebble Beach, California, 1993 January 21. On his personal stationery. To Don Dee, Albuquerque, NM. In full: "Although I can appreciate your request for knowledge at 96 I am no longer giving interviews or opinions. You might want to check a book called "Doolittle: A Biography" by Lowell Thomas. Every good wish to you and yours. 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 not near signature. Fine condition.
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