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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of James Harold Doolittle
RLIN number: NXCP88-A162
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood interest in aviation; flight training, years as instructor; promoting aviation after World War I; early stunts, air shows; General Billy Mitchell; World War II bombing missions; DH-4 flight across United States; Snyder Cup races; acceleration and wind gradients research; full-flight lab work; test piloting, development of instrumentation.
Extent: Transcript: 160 leaves, Tape: 3 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part III, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1973 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1896
Speaker occupation: Aviator
Age at speaking: 77
Document date: 1973
Interviewer: Gallagher, Robert S.
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics; Aeronautics, Military; Air pilots; Airplanes--Design and construction; North America; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Airplane racing; Aviation; Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-; Mitchell, William, 1879-1936; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019484-14927