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An interview with Jimmy Doolittle

Editor’s note: In 1979, Gen. James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle—then 83 years old—was in Washington, D.C., to attend a reunion of his “boys,” as he referred to the Doolittle Raiders. After the reunion, writer David Walsh was fortunate enough to ride with him to the airport and tape an interview. Doolittle’s comments clearly show the mind of an American hero at work, and they shed light on pivotal moments in history when he was commander of...

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An interview with Jimmy Doolittle

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ON THE COVER: Flying in darkness, single-seat, non-radar-equipped Hawker Hurricanes flew with RAF Fighter Command night-fighter squadrons, their pilots attempting to intercept and destroy German bombers attacking targets in England in in 1941. RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane Mk IIC PZ865, flown here by Group Captain Matt Peterson MBE. (Photo by John Dibbs/Facebook.com/ theplanepicture with effects by Betty Nero)


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