This trophy was awarded to General James (Jimmy) Doolittle for his aeronautical engineering and piloting accomplishments. General Doolittle earned his Doctor of Science Degree in aeronautical engineering from MIT in 1925. The St. Louis Chamber of Commerce presented this trophy to Doolittle in 1932 for setting a world landplane speed record.
Donated by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle (USAF, Ret.)
Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test: 10.2 x 10.2 x 43.2cm (4 x 4 x 17 in.)
St. Louis Chamber of Commerce Landplane Speed Record Trophy presented to Jimmy Doolittle; silver column topped with a globe and angel; black wooden base with engraved silver plaque with engraved text "Presented to Major James H. Dootlittle For Breaking World's Landplane Speed Mark St. Louis Chamber of Commerce Air Board Sept. 8 1932"