DOOLITTLE, JAMES H.
Rank and organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Army. Air Corps. Place
and date: Over Japan. Entered service at: Berkeley, Calif. Birth:
Alameda, Calif. G.O. No.: 29, 9 June 1942.
For conspicuous leadership above the call of duty, involving personal valor and
intrepidity at an extreme hazard to life. With the apparent certainty of being forced to
land in enemy territory or to perish at sea, Gen. Doolittle personally led a squadron of
Army bombers, manned by volunteer crews, in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese