Rank and organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Army. Air Corps.
Place and Date:
Entered service at: Berkeley, Calif.
G.O. No.: 29, 9 June 1942.
Citation: For conspicuous leadership
above the call of duty, involving personal valor and intrepidity at an
extreme hazard to life. With the apparent certainty of being forced to
land in enemy territory or to perish at sea, Gen. Doolittle personally
led a squadron of Army bombers, manned by volunteer crews, in a highly
destructive raid on the Japanese mainland.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)