Doolittle, James

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Name
Doolittle, James Gender: M
James Harold Doolittle
born on 14 December 1896 at 16:25 (= 4:25 PM )
Place Alameda (Alameda County), California, 37n46, 122w14
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°36' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 26°13 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 18°21'



James Doolittle

Biography

American military air force four-star general, aeronautical engineer, scientist, boxer, stunt pilot and Vice-president of Shell Oil Co.

He was the first to fly coast-to-coast in under 24 hours, the first to fly "blind," relying only on instruments, and he was the man to lead the carrier based attack on Tokyo on 18 April 1942. He and his raiders bombed five Japanese cities in broad daylight. Though damage was minimal, the attack was later immortalized in the movie "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo."

A scrappy 5' 6", Doolittle taught cadets during WW I, then performed aerial stunts and set speed records as an Army test pilot, while earning a PhD in aeronautical engineering from MIT.

He and his wife Josephine had two sons.

He died at his son's home in Pebble Beach, California on 27 September 1993, aged 96, a few weeks after a stroke.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1942 (Led air attack over Tokyo)
  • Work : Gain social status 18 April 1942 (Led air attack over Tokyo, WW II)
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Source Notes

Sabian Symbols No.285

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (5' 6")
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Military figure)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book