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BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES H. "JIMMY" DOOLITTLE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/26/1963 - HFSID 173003

JAMES H. DOOLITTLE James Doolittle sends a thank you letter to a friend and to catch up on the news. Typed Letter Signed: "Jim", 1p, 7¼x10½. Redondo Beach, California, 1981 February 2. On Space Technology Laboratory, Inc. stationery. To Mr. Moss Patterson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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JAMES H. DOOLITTLE
James Doolittle sends a thank you letter to a friend and to catch up on the news.
Typed Letter Signed: "Jim", 1p, 7¼x10½. Redondo Beach, California, 1981 February 2. On Space Technology Laboratory, Inc. stationery. To Mr. Moss Patterson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In full: "Joe and I were happy to get your letter of the eighth in Enid and doubly happy to see and have lunch with you and Nell on the fourteenth. Also want to thank you for the letter and clipping I found upon my return to Los Angeles. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit with you, the good lunch and the drive around Oklahoma City. It's the first time I've had a chance to see how the city has grown since the old days when we had fun there. Joe and I had a pleasant trip on to Dallas and Washington, D.C. We both went up to New York and I made a quick trip to Boston. Went up in the early morning and came back late the same day. There was a drizzle of rain in Boston. Only bad weather since we left Los Angeles. Joe joins me in every good wish to you and Nell. As ever". 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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