Gen. James Doolittle

Home Gen. James Doolittle

General James H. Doolittle
1984 Recipient


For more than sixty years, the career of General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle touched and had a profound impact on a wide variety of areas in American life. His accomplishments in aviation, government service, the military, business, academia and many philanthropic pursuits embody the highest standards of excellence in the desire to preserve what is best about the U.S., and the relentless spirit to explore the unknown. He was not only a friend of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, but like the Lindberghs, recognized the need to balance technology and nature.