Rank: Brigadier General
Organization: U.S. Army
Division: Air Corps
Born: Alameda, Calif.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Berkeley, Calif.
G.O. Number: 29
Date of Issue: 06/09/1942
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Over Japan


Army Medal of Honor

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.