James "Jimmy" H. Doolittle


Jimmy Doolittle

Medal of Honor citation:

"For conspicuous leadership above the call of duty, involving personal valor and intrepidity at an extreme hazard to life. With the apparent certainty of being forced to land in enemy territory or to perish at sea, Gen. Doolittle personally led a squadron of Army bombers, manned by volunteer crews, in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland."

Location at Arlington National Cemetery: Section 7A Site 110.

Awards and Decorations

  • Medal of Honor
  • Army Distinguished Service Medal
  • Silver Star
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Bronze Star
  • Air Medal
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom