American Valor Quarterly Issue 3 - Summer 2008 - Page 8

Reflections About Pilots and Flying By General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle Flying must be learned from the Jimmy Doolittle (1896-1993) is one of the most admired military ground up. In no other vocation men in U.S. history. He was already famous as an aviation pioneer is ground work or preliminary by the time of his legendary raid on Japan on April 18, 1942, for training more important. which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. In his