Legends of Airpower

General James Harold Doolittle

World War II national - Jimmy Doolittle -hero as depicted in the movie, "30 Seconds Over Tokyo," Doolittle was the recipient of the Medal of Honor for the first bombing strike against mainland Japan, a holder of many early aircraft speed records, recipient of the first doctorate ever in aeronautical engineering, a corporate and military leader in aircraft development, and was instrumental in creating the U.S. Air Force as a separate service. The "master of the calculated risk," Jimmy Doolittle is...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #105

Tuesday, July 31 at 9:30 am on 12.2

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Fifty-two men and women who made America's air power the most respected in the world are profiled in this award-winning series. The series features exclusive interviews with Legends such as Chuck Yeager, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, and Paul Tibbetts. Spanning the first century of flight, Legends of Airpower effortlessly relates the life and times of these heroes.