Jimmy Doolittle was one of the great aviation pioneers of the 1920s and 1930s. As an air racer, he was the only winner of the Schneider, Bendix, and Thompson Trophy competitions, considered by many the most important races of the era. As a test pilot with a doctoral degree in aeronautical engineering, he was at the forefront of new technology.
Image Number: SI 81-878
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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