Jimmy Doolittle

1896 - 1993

Jimmy Doolittle

James Harold Doolittle (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993) was an American military general and aviation pioneer. He made early coast-to-coast flights, won many flying races, and helped develop instrument flying.Doolittle studied as an undergraduate at University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1922 and earning a doctorate in aeronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1925. He was a flying instructor during World War I and a Reserve officer in the United States Army Air Corps, but he was recalled to active duty during World War II. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for personal valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid, a bold long-range retaliatory air raid on some of the Japanese main islands on April 18, 1942, four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimmy Doolittle has received more than 1,891,170 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 103rd most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Jimmy Doolittle ranks 103 out of 287Before him are Banū Mūsā, François Laurent d'Arlandes, Charles Rolls, Erich Topp, Erik Dahlbergh, and Fedor Tokarev. After him are Li Kui, Eupalinos, Johan August Brinell, Franz Reuleaux, Patrick Head, and Viktor Belenko.

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Among people born in 1896, Jimmy Doolittle ranks 81Before him are Agustín Muñoz Grandes, Aspasia Manos, Heo Jeong, Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff, Pavel Alexandrov, and Morarji Desai. After him are Ville Ritola, Léonide Massine, Ludwik Fleck, Charlie Rivel, Henry Allingham, and Rudolf Schmundt. Among people deceased in 1993, Jimmy Doolittle ranks 63Before him are Dražen Petrović, Luciano Leggio, Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Eddie Constantine, Bill Bixby, and Bruno Pontecorvo. After him are Pierre Bérégovoy, Kenneth E. Boulding, René Pleven, Myrna Loy, Desanka Maksimović, and Tofiq Bahramov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jimmy Doolittle ranks 2,124 out of 12,171Before him are Susan Atkins (1948), J. J. Abrams (1966), Djuna Barnes (1892), Robert C. Merton (1944), Beau Bridges (1941), and Doc Holliday (1851). After him are Leonard Kleinrock (1934), DeForest Kelley (1920), Howlin' Wolf (1910), Anne Ramsey (1929), Jack Warden (1920), and Esther Williams (1921).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Jimmy Doolittle ranks 9Before him are Howard H. Aiken (1900), Henry Gantt (1861), Vannevar Bush (1890), Leslie Groves (1896), Jack Swigert (1931), and Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868). After him are J. Walter Christie (1865), Joseph Strauss (1870), Eugene Stoner (1922), Seymour Cray (1925), Gene Kranz (1933), and Ed Heinemann (1908).