Jimmy Doolittle

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle

Full Name: James Harold Doolittle
Profession: Aviation Pioneer

United States of America

Biography: One of the most famous pilots during the inter-war period, he made many pioneering flights. During the Second World War, he served as an officer in the United States Army Air Forces, and earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership.

Born: December 14, 1896
Birthplace: Alameda, California, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: September 27, 1993 (aged 96)

Married Life

  • 1917-12-24 Famous pilot James Doolittle (21) weds high school sweetheart Josephine E. Daniels

Historical Events

  • 1929-09-24 James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Air Force Base in NY in the first flight to use only instrument guidance to take off, fly a set course and land
  • 1942-04-02 USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittles B-25 departs from San Francisco
  • 1942-04-18 James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

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