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BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES H. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/10/1963 - HFSID 173005

JAMES H. DOOLITTLE James Doolittle sends a typed letter to a friend congratulating them on their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Typed Letter Signed: "Jim", 1p, 7¼x10½. On letterhead of Space Technology Laboratories, Inc. Redondo Beach, California, 1963 June 10. To Moss Patterson, Oklahoma City.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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JAMES H. DOOLITTLE
James Doolittle sends a typed letter to a friend congratulating them on their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Typed Letter Signed: "Jim", 1p, 7¼x10½. On letterhead of Space Technology Laboratories, Inc. Redondo Beach, California, 1963 June 10. To Moss Patterson, Oklahoma City. In full: "Thanks for yours of the fifth. Glad to hear that everything is going smoothly with you and that you and Nell celebrated your Golden Wedding Anniversary. Joe and I have four years and a bit to go. We had a pleasant trip to Alaska last month. I gave the commencement address at the University of Alaska, which is near Fairbanks. We then flew to Anchorage where Joe visited friends while I did some fishing. Used a small plane to cover about a two hundred-mile radius. The water was high, cold and dirty so the fishing wasn't good. Imagine it was excellent the following week. Sometime I'd like to fish a place where the fishing is as good as it was last week or will be next week. Joe joins me in every good wish to you and Nell. We are glad you have a new home that you like, but hope it will not keep you from coming west this summer." 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. Fold passes through signature. Otherwise, fine condition.

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