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Dawn-to-dusk aerial dash

The photo page of the Toronto Daily Star in the 1920s and 1930s often included pictures of intrepid flyers. Here’s one such photo, from the October 29 1931 edition:

Jimmy Doolittle (1896-1993) went on to become an Army Air Force general, and is widely considered one of the greatest pilots of all time. He was honoured as a war hero during the Second World War after the Doolittle Raid, which was a retaliatory bombing attack on the Japanese main islands that took place four months after Pearl Harbor. He became a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1967.

He married his wife, the former Josephine Daniels, in 1917. They remained together until she passed away in 1988.

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