Jimmy Doolittle

1896 - 1993

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James Harold Doolittle (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993) was an American military general and aviation pioneer who received the Medal of Honor for his daring raid on Japan during World War II, known as the Doolittle Raid in his honor. He made early coast-to-coast flights, record-breaking speed flights, won many flying races, and helped develop flight-test instrument flying.Doolittle grew up in Nome, Alaska. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1922. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Doolittle has received more than 3,177,229 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Jimmy Doolittle is the 68th most popular engineer (down from 65th in 2019), the 1,573rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,588th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Engineer.

Jimmy Doolittle is most famous for leading the first bombing raid on Tokyo in World War II.

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Over the past year Jimmy Doolittle has had the most page views in the with 362,202 views, followed by German (32,135), and Italian (24,300). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Finnish (139.49%), Ido (112.26%), and Egyptian Arabic (80.70%)


Among engineers, Jimmy Doolittle ranks 68 out of 389Before him are Valentin Glushko, Kurt Gerstein, Nikolay Zhukovsky, Hans Kammler, Walter Dornberger, and Paul Cornu. After him are Marcel Dassault, Colin Chapman, Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt, Su Song, Adam Czerniaków, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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Among people born in 1896, Jimmy Doolittle ranks 63Before him are David Wechsler, Elsa Triolet, Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse, Ida Noddack, Kazimierz Kuratowski, and Norodom Suramarit. After him are Otto Hofmann, Aleksei Antonov, Julien Duvivier, Ville Ritola, Karl August Wittfogel, and A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Among people deceased in 1993, Jimmy Doolittle ranks 44Before him are Léon Theremin, Boris Christoff, Dražen Petrović, Stewart Granger, River Phoenix, and Pat Nixon. After him are Don Ameche, Horia Sima, György Sárosi, Kakuei Tanaka, Lucia Popp, and Hans Baur.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jimmy Doolittle ranks 1,573 out of 20,380Before him are Peter Dinklage (1969), Paul Revere (1735), Rollo May (1909), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Chevy Chase (1943), and Hunter S. Thompson (1937). After him are Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Frank Sheeran (1920), George Wald (1906), Alben W. Barkley (1877), Don Ameche (1908), and Mark Harmon (1951).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Jimmy Doolittle ranks 7Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Leslie Groves (1896), Jack Kilby (1923), Howard H. Aiken (1900), Vannevar Bush (1890), and Henry Gantt (1861). After him are Jack Swigert (1931), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), J. Walter Christie (1865), Joseph Strauss (1870), Eugene Stoner (1922), and Emily Warren Roebling (1843).