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Title: Major-General James H. Doolittle

Description: Major-General James H. Doolittle (James Harold Doolittle; AKA: Jimmy; 1896-1993), shown center with some of his U.S. Army Air Force pilots in Tunisia, 1943; Doolittle was best remembered for leading the first retaliatory raid on mainland Japan, following the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941; Doolittle, on April 18, 1942, led the first of sixteen B-25s on that raid, for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor; his bombers flew from the American carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) on its mission to drop sixteen tons of bombs on mainland Japan; all of the planes were lost following the raid; of the crews, eleven men were killed or captured, five interned in Russia, and the remaining sixty-four smuggled through to Allied lines by the Chinese underground working in Japanese-occupied China; the Doolittle Raid was profiled in the 1944 film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (with Spencer Tracy playing Doolittle) and briefly in the 1976 (preface) film Midway, and the 2001 film Pearl Harbor (with Alec Baldwin playing Doolittle); the grim fate of eight American crewman captured by the Japanese was portrayed in the 1944 film The Purple Heart;

Category: Military

Topic: Leaders

Keywords: aircraft carriers, airplanes, American generals, aviation, aviators, bombers, bombs, Doolittle Raid, fliers, major-generals, military leaders, pilots, raids, Second World War, top brass, two-star generals, U.S. Army Air Force, U.S. generals, U.S. Navy, World War II, WWII

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 1650 x 1152 (1.90 MPixels) (1.43)

Print Size: 14.0 x 9.8 cm; 5.5 x 3.8 inches

File Size: 5.45 MB (5,711,842 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000047016

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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