General JAMES H. DOOLITTLE
Medal of Honor
General ‘Jimmy’ Doolittle’s lifetime spanned the entire era of aviation from the Wright Brothers’ first flight, to astronauts landings on the moon. An Army Air Service pilot at 17, he took to dare-devil stunt-flying, air racing, and record breaking. With a Doctorate in aeronautical sciences, he helped pioneer instrument flying, and the development of high-octane aviation fuel. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he masterminded and led the historic attack on Tokyo, for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Promoted to General, he commanded the air war over Italy and North Africa, later taking command of the entire US Eighth Air Force in Europe. In a lifetime packed with adventure, ‘Jimmy’ Doolittle was truly one of the 20th Century’s great heroes.
Each prestigious bronze sculpture stands approximately 16” high, weighs in the region of 18lbs / 8 Kgs, and is beautifully and safely displayed within a unique deluxe Presentation box. Designed and created solely for this collection, each Presentation box is an item of timeless quality itself, beautifully complimenting the sculptures. With gold embossing on a striking solid black exterior, and elegantly hand-fi nished with a soft cushioned interior, each box has been gracefully engineered to provide the durability for lifetime storage. Inside each box, every sculpture is issued with its own uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity containing a full in-depth biography of the personality.
“The likeness of the new General Doolittle bronze is outstanding and a great credit to Peter Close the sculptor. He has captured the General’s personality perfectly -
I am very, very impressed.”
Lieutenant-Colonel Richard E. Jones, Doolittle Raider