A signed and numbered print titled “North American B-25B Mitchell.” The printed note below the title reads: “Taking off from the deck of U.S.S. Hornet to attack Tokyo, 18th April 1942.” The scene depicted is the launch of the Doolittle Raid, a United States Air Force attack against four major Japanese cities during World War II. All but one of the planes involved in the attack crashed in China, and several men were killed or captured. However, the mission proved that Japan was vulnerable to air attack from the United States military, and therefore meaningfully boosted American morale. The print is signed by then-Lt. General James H. Doolittle (1896-1993), who planned the attack and flew one of the sixteen B-25B medium bombers involved. Doolittle advanced two grades--from lieutenant colonel to brigadier general--as a result of his leadership in the attack, and also received numerous honors from the United States and several of its allies. Most notably, he received the Medal of Honor from President Roosevelt. In 1985, twenty-six years after he retired from the U.S. Air Force, Doolittle was advanced to the grade of full general. The print is also signed by the artist, John Young, who is known for his depictions of aviation scenes. It is dated 1978. The edition number is 705/850, written in pencil in the lower left corner. The print is matted and framed. Condition: Excellent. Slight scratching to frame and glass. Not examined outside of frame. Dimensions in frame w 22 in x h 20 in THIS ITEM IS AT OUR ROCKVILLE STORE.
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York: Historical Society of York County, 1902 - 1951. First Editions. Octavo, nine parts; VG-; Faded dark blue cloth spine with gilt lettering; contains nine pamphlets of the Historical Society of York County (Pennsylvania) printed between 1902 and 1951, privately bound with original wrappers intact; Boards show moderate shelfwear and fading, especially to hinges of spine; Textblock has varying degrees of light age-toning, some chipping to bound-in wrapper for pamphlet entitled "York in its Relation to the Revolution", and two 1/4-inch closed tears on the top edge of the first page of "History of... Stewartstown"; binding is slightly loose, but all pages of all pamphlets are intact; CONTENTS: Minutes and proceedings of the Historical Society of York County (pp. 1-16) -- Frederick Valentine Melsheimer; A pioneer entomologist and a noted clergyman and author / Prowell, George R. (pp. 17 - 26) -- York in its relation to the Revolution / Jordan, John C. (pp. 27 - 53) -- An historical citizen; career of Phineas Davis / Jordan, John. C. (pp. 55 - 69) -- The mysterious Mr. Smith / Yost, Donald H.  -- Famous visitors to York / Kain, George H. (7 pp.) -- The Baron de Beelen-Bertholf / Young, Henry James (6 pp.) -- Forges and furnaces of York county / Lyles, Victoria (10 pp.) -- York as a supply center for the revolutionary army / Tousey, Thomas G. (12 pp.) -- High time to find high street / Kain, William H. (3 pp.) -- History of the borough of Stewartstown 1851 - 1951 / Kilbourne, John D. (12 pp.).
Philadelphia: Shepp Publishing Co., 1899. Larger Octavo; G; blue and red pictorial spine with gilt text; first edition; no jacket; original publisher's cloth shows modest wear to exterior; some foxing to front; pictorial front panel in blue, red and gilt; strong boards; some rubbing to edges, worn corners; text block marbled; illustrated endpapers; slight crack to front hinge at front endpapers; previous owner's name to front endpaper; frontispiece in color; mild crack to gutter at pp 256-257; otherwise text pages good; illustrated; pp 666.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 398 pages; VG-/VG-; spine black and white pictorial, with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; corners slightly bumped; mild wear to crown and tail of jacket spine; small chip missing at tail of volume spine; inscribed at half title by Young; contains black and white photos; pages clean; shelved Holocaust Studies.