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Doolittle,
James Harold
"Jimmy"



Son of Frank H. Doolittle and Rosa C. Shephard. Married (1917) Josephine E. Daniels; two sons.
14.12.1896
Alameda, CA
-
27.09.1993
Pebble Beach, CA ?
2nd Lt.
11.03.1918
1st Lt.
07.1920
...
...
Maj.
07.1940
Lt.Col.
02.01.1942
Brig.Gen. (temp)
19.04.1942
Maj.Gen. (temp)
11.1942
Lt.Gen. (temp)
13.03.1944 (returned to reserve status 10.05.1946)
Gen. (retd)
1986
  MoH
?
?
Hon. KCB (1945)
Education: University of California (AB); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS; ScD)
10.1917


enlisted in the Army Reserve
11.03.1918


commissioned, Aviation Section of the Signal Corps
07.1920


regular commission 
15.02.1930


resigned his commission (retaining the reserve rank of Maj.)
1930
-
1940
Manager, Aviation Department, Shell Oil Company
01.07.1940


returned to active duty with the Army Air Corps
18.04.1942


led air raid over Japan
09.1942
-
03.1943
organized and commanded Twelfth Air Force
04.1943
-
11.1943
Commanding General, Strategic Command of the Allies' Northwest Africa Air Force (NW Africa)
11.1943
-
01.1944
Commanding General, Fifteenth Air Force (Mediterranean)
01.1944
-
09.1945
Commanding General, Eighth Air Force (Europe & Pacific)
Director, Shell Oil Company, 1946-1967 (Vice-President, 1946-1959).
Trustee, Aerospace Corporation, 1963-69 (Chairman of Executive Committee and Vice­Chairman, Board of Trustees, 1965-69); Chairman of Board, Space Technology Laboratories, Inc., 1959-62; Emeritus Director: Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.; United
Benefit Life Insurance Co.; Tele­Trip Co., Inc.
Dunton,
Delmar Hall



01.11.1890
Detroit, MI
-
14.04.1967
Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
[Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX, plot W, 2839]
2nd Lt. USA
03.08.1918 [011495]
2nd Lt.
01.07.1920 [accepted 15.09.1920]
1st Lt.
01.07.1920
Capt.
01.06.1934
Maj. (temp)
25.05.1935-16.06.1935, 26.01.1937-(10.1939) [accepted 13.02.1937]
Brig.Gen.
06.1942
Maj.Gen.
16.03.1943 (retd 31.03.1945)
Legion of Merit LM
?
?
Rated: Military Air Pilot; Air Observer
Education: School of Military Aeronautics, Austin, TX (1917-1918); Air Corps Tactical School (1938)
29.12.1917
-
02.08.1918
Private 1st class, Aviation Section, Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps
1917
-
1918
enlisted service (Flying Cadet)
1918
-
1942
various duties as company and field grade officer
03.08.1918
-
15.09.1920
commissioned in the Air Service, US Army
15.09.1920


permanent commision
09.1939
-
10.1940
Commanding Officer, 27th Reconnaissance Squadron (Langley Field, VA)
10.1940
-
04.1941
Commander, Ponce Air Base, Puerto Rico
04.1941
-
11.1941
Commanding Officer, Losey Field
1942
-
1942
Commanding Officer, San Antonio Air Depot
1942
-
1943
Commanding General, North West African Air Service Command:
06.1942
-
06.1943
Chief of Maintenance, then Commanding Officer, 8th Air Service Command [?]
27.09.1942
-
?
Commanding Officer, XII Air Force Service Command [assumed command 30.09.1942]
06.1943
-
12.1944
Deputy Commander, then Commanding General, Air Service Command
1944
-
1945
hospitalized
       

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