James H Doolittle

James H Doolittle

World War II · US Army · General

Lt. Colonel Jimmy Doolittle personally led the first U.S. air strike against the Japanese mainland in World War II.

World War II (1939 - 1945)
Rank

General

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Service Start Date

1917

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Service End Date

1959

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Conflict Period

World War II

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Branch

Army Air Forces

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about James H Doolittle

Medal of Honor Citation

  • Japan

For conspicuous leadership above the call of duty, involving personal valor and intrepidity at an extreme hazard to life. With the apparent certainty of being forced to land in enemy territory or to perish at sea, Gen. Doolittle personally led a squadron of Army bombers, manned by volunteer crews, in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland.

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