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    [World War II] Gen. Jimmy Doolittle Collection, including signed photographs, signed cards, patches, and more. Doolittle led the first aerial raid--the Doolittle Raid--on Japan following the Pearl Harbor attack. For this, he received the Medal of Honor from President Roosevelt and was soon promoted to general in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He also became the subject of the 1944 movie Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. The following items are offered in this collection:
    1. Doolittle signed black and white photograph (8" x 10") of Doolittle in uniform inscribe "To John F. Meek/ With every good wish/ J. H. Doolittle." Stamped in lower right corner with "Courtesy Mutual of Omaha" and on verso with "Photo by Jim Sloan." Very fine.
    2. Three items belonging to Doolittle, including a leather piece (5" x 2") with "JIM" engraved on it; a leather arrowhead-shaped badge (3" x 3.75") with "ONE-SHOT/ ANTELOPE HUNT/ PAST SHOOTER/ GEN. JAMES/ DOOLITTLE/ LANDER, WYOMING" engraved on it; and a name pin (2.5" x .5") with "GENERAL DOOLITTLE."
    3. Three Doolittle signed cards (each 5" x 3"), inscribed individually to Johni, Robbie, and Gladys; each signed "J. H. Doolittle". Very fine.
    4. Gen. Matthew Ridgway Signed black and white photograph (7.5" x 9.5") of Gen. Ridgway in uniform, "To [British] field Marshall [Bernard] Montgomery/ with admiration and respect/ Matt Ridgway/ 15 Sept. 1946." Stamped in lower left, "Signal Corps U.S. Army." Very fine.
    5. Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker signed copy of a World War I map of Verdun showing Allied positions and inscribed, "To B. T. Crowe/ Capt Eddie Rickenbacker 1969." Rickenbacker was an American fighter ace in World War I.

    This lot relating to a great American aviation hero offers excellent pieces of military history.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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