BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES H. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/03/1983 - HFSID 146641
Sale Price $162.00
JAMES H. DOOLITTLE
James Doolittle sends a typed letter thanking a fan for sending an article.
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. William Rock, Staten Island, New York. In full: "I want to thank you for your kind note of October 1 and the clipping from the New York Times. Your thoughtfulness and your good wishes are very much appreciated. All the best 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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