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Jimmy Doolittle King of the Sky DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
From the historic raid to laying the groundwork for commercial aviation, examine the accomplishments of the ''King of the Sky.'' He stood about 5'4" and weighed 145 pounds, soaking wet, maybe. But he was a giant in his field who disproved his own name time and again.

Jimmy Doolittle did more to advance aviation than anyone since the Wright Brothers. BIOGRAPHY® relates how the young Army pilot watched his friends die in crash after crash and realized that aeronautical design needed to be married to the hard experience of flying. So he got a doctorate in engineering from MIT and set out to change the skies. He did so. A daring test pilot, he often risked his life in order to help develop more reliable equipment. And his experiments with blind flying helped bring about the age of dependable commercial aviation. But it was in warfare that he really made his name. From the legendary "Doolittle Raid" on Japan - the first attack on the Japanese mainland - to his campaign turning work with the European 8th Air Force, we'll see how he turned the skies into his playground and helped win World War II.

Filled with archival footage and interviews with those who knew him, this is a fascinating portrait of the diminutive dynamo who rewrote the rules of the sky.

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