Jimmy Doolittle Biography
|Born as||James Harold Doolittle|
|Known as||General James Harold Doolittle|
|Born||December 14, 1896|
|Died||September 27, 1993|
Pebble Beach, California
[General James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle] was an American flight leader. Doolittle was a general in the U.S. Air Force throughout World War II, Brigadier 19 april 1942, Major General November 1942, Lieutenant General 13 March 1944 and General 4 april 1985.
Doolittle obtained the Medal of Honor from President Franklin D. Roosevelt
in the White House for his initiatives as leader of the Doolittle raid (defined for instance in the film Pearl Harbor where he was played by Alec Baldwin
). Several of Doolittle's kids and also grandchildren enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
Doolittle was the trip instructor throughout World War One. Doolittle received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in 1922 where he signed up with the fraternity.
Doolittle was among the most renowned pilots in the U.S. with the interwar duration. In September 1922 he completed the very first of lots of pioneering trips that went from Florida to San Diego, California, at 21 hours as well as 19 minutes. The U.S. Army awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross for this flight. He won after that fly competition Bendixtrofét in 1931.
From 1957 to 1958 he was chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics before the company transformed its name to NASA. In 1972, Doolittle obtained the Tony Jannus Award for his impressive payments to industrial aeronautics. Along with his Medal of Honor for the Doolittle raid was Doolittle consisting of a Presidential Medal of Freedom, two Distinguished Service Medals, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and also several honors and decorations from Great Britain, France, Belgium, Poland, China and Ecuador. He is the only individual that has actually been awarded both the Medal of Honor and also the Medal of Freedom, which is the nation's two highest honors.
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Related authors: Alec Baldwin (Actor), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Franklin D. Roosevelt (President)
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