Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle: PHOTOGRAPHS OF B17s SIGNED BY DOOLITTLE AND various B-17 CREWs, A B-17 MODEL AND CREW HELMET, 1944-1945 Various sizes

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Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle: PHOTOGRAPHS OF B17s SIGNED BY DOOLITTLE AND various B-17 CREWs, A B-17 MODEL AND CREW HELMET, 1944-1945
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Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle: PHOTOGRAPHS OF B17s SIGNED BY DOOLITTLE AND various B-17 CREWs, A B-17 MODEL AND CREW HELMET, 1944-1945
A collection of items relating to Jimmy Doolittle, the 8th Air Force and B-17s, comprising:
1. A photographic postcard depicting a B-17 bomber in flight, signed "J. H. Doolittle" on the cover.
2. An identical card signed on both sides by B-17 crewmen from the 832nd, 833rd and 835th Squadrons.
3. A chrome desktop model of a B-17 with clear plastic gunner's bubbles and brass circular stand.
4. A steel M1 helmet with Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) 25 plastic liner, leather headband and rayon internal webbing marked "P" and rayon chinstrap.
Provenance: The Mountfitchet Castle Museum, Essex.

James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle was the commander of the first American air raid on Japanese territory in April, 1942. Doolittle went on to command the famous 8th Air Force in Europe in 1944, and conducted the strategic bombing of Axis targets throughout Europe, using the robust B-17 aircraft.
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Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle: PHOTOGRAPHS OF B17s SIGNED BY DOOLITTLE AND various B-17 CREWs, A B-17 MODEL AND CREW HELMET, 1944-1945 Various sizes
Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle: PHOTOGRAPHS OF B17s SIGNED BY DOOLITTLE AND various B-17 CREWs, A B-17 MODEL AND CREW HELMET, 1944-1945 Various sizes
Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle: PHOTOGRAPHS OF B17s SIGNED BY DOOLITTLE AND various B-17 CREWs, A B-17 MODEL AND CREW HELMET, 1944-1945 Various sizes
Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle: PHOTOGRAPHS OF B17s SIGNED BY DOOLITTLE AND various B-17 CREWs, A B-17 MODEL AND CREW HELMET, 1944-1945 Various sizes
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