Reference Entry

Doolittle, James Harold

James H. Willbanks

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0700689

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Transport Technology and Trades
  • Transport
  • Military History
  • Air Forces and Warfare

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Doolittle, James Harold (14 December 1896–27 September 1993), aviator and air force commander, was born in Alameda, California, the son of Frank Henry Doolittle, a carpenter and gold prospector, and Rosa Shepard. Doolittle grew up in California and Alaska, where his parents moved in the gold rush of the period. He was educated in Nome, Alaska; at Los Angeles Junior College; and, for three years, at the University of California. He left the university at the beginning of his senior year when the United States entered World War I....

Reference Entry.  1184 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades ; Transport ; Military History ; Air Forces and Warfare

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.