James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle

James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle
Tokyo Raiders

On April 19, 1942, Lt. Col. Doolittle led a daring raid on Tokyo with sixteen North American B-25 Mitchell bombers. He landed in China and, while still there, received a promotion to brigadier general. In 1944, he became commander of Eighth Air Force.

In 2007, The Friends sponsored a project to select photographs from the 122 albums in the Doolittle Collection and make them available digitally

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