Doolittle, James Harold (Jimmy), Gen., USAF (Ret.)

Doolittle, James Harold (Jimmy), Gen., USAF (Ret.)


General Doolittle describes in detail the background and preparation for the air attack he led on Tokyo in April 1942 – the famous Doolittle Raid. Among aspects he covers are mechanical difficulties, crew training, and the personalities he dealt with in bringing off this daring attack.

Transcripts of this oral history are available in many formats including bound volumes, and digital copies.

Order Oral History

About this Volume

Based on an interview conducted by Captain Paul B. Ryan, USN (Ret.) in February 1983, the volume contains 53 pages of interview transcript plus an index. The transcript is copyright 1987 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewee has placed no restrictions on its use.