Profession: Aviation Pioneer
Why Famous: 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.
- 1917-12-24 Famous pilot Jimmy Doolittle (21) weds high school sweetheart Josephine E. Daniels
- 1929-09-24 Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight
- 1942-04-02 USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittles B-25 departs from San Francisco
- 1942-04-18 James Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities