Editor’s note: In 1979, Gen. James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle—then 83 years old—was in Washington, D.C., to attend a reunion of his “boys,” as he referred to the Doolittle Raiders. After the reunion, writer David Walsh was fortunate enough to ride with him to the airport and tape an interview. Doolittle’s comments clearly show the mind of an American hero at work, and they shed light on pivotal moments in history when he was commander of...
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