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Author Daso, Dik A., 1959-

Title Doolittle : aerospace visionary / Dik Alan Daso
Published Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (141 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Series Military profiles
Military profiles.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Maps; Preface; Chronology; Chapter 1 Tough Upbringing; Chapter 2 Reputation Building; Chapter 3 Landing Blind; Chapter 4 Fast Flying and Fuel; Chapter 5 The Raid; Chapter 6 World War II: The Young General; Chapter 7 World War II: The Mature General; Chapter 8 War's End and After; Chapter 9 California and Conclusions; Notes; Bibliographic Note; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; About the Author
Summary On April 18, 1942, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle led a flight of sixteen B-25 bombers off the flight deck of the USS Hornet on one of the most daring raids in U.S. military history, a low-level strike on Tokyo and other Japanese cities. For this heroic act, he received the Medal of Honor. But, as Dik Alan Daso convincingly argues, James H. Doolittle should be remembered as much more than a famous combat pilot. With a doctorate in aeronautics from MIT, he devoted his life to mastering the technical and practical intricacies of the most amazing new invention of his time, the airplane. In 1922, Doolit
Notes Online resource, title form PDF title page (Ebook Library, viewed June 14, 2012)
Subject Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993.
United States. Army Air Forces -- Biography.
Aeronautics -- United States -- History.
Air pilots -- United States -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612340539