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Summary

Jimmy Doolittle (born as James Harold Doolittle in Alameda, California, died in Pebble Beach, California), he is also known as General James Harold Doolittle, was a famous Aviator from USA, who lived between December 14, 1896 and September 27, 1993. He became 96 years old.

Biography

General James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle was an American flight pioneer. Doolittle was a general in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, Brigadier 19 april 1942, Major General November 1942, Lieutenant General 13 March 1944 and General 4 april 1985.

Doolittle received the Medal of Honor from President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House for his efforts as commander of the Doolittle raid (described for example in the movie Pearl Harbor where he was played by Alec Baldwin). Several of Doolittle's children and grandchildren enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

Doolittle was the flight instructor during World War One. Doolittle received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in 1922 where he joined the fraternity.

Doolittle was one of the most famous pilots in the U.S. through the interwar period. In September 1922 he completed the first of many pioneering flights that went from Florida to San Diego, California, at 21 hours and 19 minutes. The U.S. Army awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross for this flight. He won then fly competition Bendixtrofét in 1931.

From 1957 to 1958 he was chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics before the organization changed its name to NASA. In 1972, Doolittle received the Tony Jannus Award for his outstanding contributions to commercial aviation. In addition to his Medal of Honor for the Doolittle raid was Doolittle including a Presidential Medal of Freedom, two Distinguished Service Medals, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and several awards and decorations from Great Britain, France, Belgium, Poland, China and Ecuador . He is the only person who has been awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Medal of Freedom, which is the nation's two highest honors.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Jimmy.

Related authors: Alec Baldwin, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Source / external links:

http://www.af.mil/information/heritage/person.asp?dec=&pid=123006483
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Doolittle

Famous quotes by Jimmy Doolittle (2)


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"The first lesson is that you can't lose a war if you have command of the air, and you can't win a war if you haven't"
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"If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to so so from the neck up instead of from the neck down"


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