BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES H. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/14/1982 - HFSID 169067
JAMES H. DOOLITTLE James Doolittle sends a typed letter sending a signature to a fan. Typed Letter Signed: "J. H. Doolittle", 1p, 7¼x10½. Monterey, California, 1981 February 2. On his personal imprinted Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. stationery. To Mr. Olan D. Chiles, Bowie, Maryland.
Sale Price $270.00
JAMES H. DOOLITTLE
James Doolittle sends a typed letter sending a signature to a fan.
Typed Letter Signed: "J. H. Doolittle", 1p, 7¼x10½. Monterey, California, 1981 February 2. On his personal imprinted Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. stationery. To Mr. Olan D. Chiles, Bowie, Maryland. In full: "Have your letter of June 8 and want to thank you for the kind thoughts expressed. In lieu of the cancelled check you requested, am enclosing a signed card for your collection. [not present] As there is no charge, the check you sent for $2 is being returned herewith. 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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