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Each week, we highlight a historic or famous person named James. This week's famous James is:
|James "Jimmy" Harold Doolittle
(born December 14, 1896 - died September 27, 1993) American aviator and army officer, who led the first U.S. air raid on Tokyo during the early stages of World War II. The all-volunteer Raiders only had enough fuel to make the attack, then ditch themselves over China where they had to evade the Japanese and somehow get home. The attack - on April 18, 1942 - resulted in Doolittle receiving a Congressional Medal of Honor and promotion to brigadier general. Prior to the war, in 1922, he was the first person to fly across North America in less than one day. And in 1929, he guided a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over New York's Mitchell Field in the first all-instrument "blind" flight (i.e., he took off, flew, and landed without seeing the ground).
The name "James" is the English equivalent of Jacob; the first Jacob in the Bible was the patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel. "James" is consistently among the most popular names for boys in the U.S.
Plural form of James: According to the Carnegie Mellon Style Guide, "Form plurals of family names that end in 's' by adding 'es.' Right: The Jameses live in Edgewood." See also StackExchange.com.
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