People from Alameda, California

People from Alameda, California

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Jimmy Doolittle, Albert Ghiorso, Leif Erickson, Cedric Wright, William F. Knowland, Don Perata, John Wimberley, Joseph R. Knowland, Larry Eustachy, Robert Truax, Yoshiko Uchida, Robert L. Lippert, Dorothy Stolze, Kenneth Franklin, Ted Johnson, Gene Yang, Horace Heidt, Steve Brye, John Baker, Johan Klehs, Al Vermeer, James Day, Lamar Herron, Ray French, Bill Serena. Excerpt: General James Harold qJimmyq Doolittle, USAF (December 14, 1896 - September 27, 1993) was an American aviation pioneer. Doolittle served as a brigadier general, major general and lieutenant general in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War. He earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as commander of the Doolittle Raid while a lieutenant colonel. Doolittle was born in Alameda, California, and spent his youth in Nome, Alaska, where he earned a reputation as a boxer. His parents were Frank Henry Doolittle and Rosa (Rose) Cerenah Shephard. By 1910, Jimmy Doolittle was attending school in Los Angeles. When his school attended the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet at Dominguez Field Doolittle saw his first airplane. He attended Los Angeles City College after graduating from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, and later won admission to the University of California, Berkeley where he studied in The School of Mines. Doolittle took a leave of absence in October 1917 to enlist in the Signal Corps Reserve as a flying cadet; he ground trained at the University of California School of Military Aeronautics, and flight-trained at Rockwell Field, California. Doolittle received his Reserve Military Aviator rating and was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Signal Officers Reserve Corps on March 11, 1918. Doolittle on his Curtiss R3C-2 Racer, the plane in which he won the 1925 Schneider Trophy RaceDuring World...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.


Title:People from Alameda, California
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher:University-Press.org - 2013-09
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