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  • General James Harold Doolittle, Sr. (1896 - 1993)
    Medal of Honor Recipient Retired Air Force General James Harold Doolittle December 14, 1896 Alameda, California. USA – September 27, 1993 Pebble Beach, California USA, (aged 96) AKO Jimmy. Buried at Ar...
  • Harold Althouse Spatz (1921 - 1942)
    Doolittle raid, POW. Crew #16 Harold A. Spatz, 6936659, Sergeant Engineer-Gunner Crew 16 Born July 14, 1921, Lebo, Kansas Executed by Japanese firing squad, October 15, 1942 Graduated from Lebo High...
  • Jacob Eierman (1913 - 1994)
    Jacob Eierman, 6883947, Major Engineer Crew 14 Born February 2, 1913, Baltimore, Maryland Died January 16, 1994 Enlisted December 4, 1935 at Baltimore, Maryland and served at bases in New York, Hawa...
  • Col. James H. Macia, Crew #14 (1916 - 2009)
    He was born on April 10, 1916 in Tombstone, Arizona. After graduating from Tombstone High School, he attended the University of Arizona studying mining engineering. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma f...
  • LTC Edgar E "Mac" McElroy, Crew # 13 (1912 - 2003)
    His love of aviation caused him to enter the U.S. Army Air Corps and receive pilot training prior to World War II. At the outbreak of the war, he volunteered with Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle to take ...

USS Hornet (CV-8):

Sourced from Wikipedia, July 21, 2021:

"USS Hornet (CV-8), the seventh U.S. Navy vessel of that name, was a Yorktown-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. During World War II in the Pacific Theater, she launched the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and participated in the Battle of Midway and the Buin-Faisi-Tonolai Raid. In the Solomon Islands campaign, she was involved in the capture and defense of Guadalcanal and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands where she was irreparably damaged by enemy torpedo and dive bombers. Faced with an approaching Japanese surface force, Hornet was abandoned and later torpedoed and sunk by approaching Japanese destroyers. Hornet was in service for a year and six days and was the last US fleet carrier ever sunk by enemy fire. For these actions, she was awarded four service stars, a citation for the Doolittle Raid in 1942, and her Torpedo Squadron 8 received a Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism for the Battle of Midway. Her wreck was located in late January 2019 near the Solomon Islands.[2]"

"Eight ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Hornet, after the stinging insect:

USS Hornet (1775), was a ten-gun sloop commissioned in 1775, and served in the American Revolutionary War USS Hornet (1805 sloop), was also a ten-gun sloop and took part in the First Barbary War USS Hornet (1805 brig), was a brig-rigged sloop of war launched on 28 July 1805 and sank in a storm on 29 September 1829 USS Hornet (1813) was a five-gun schooner used as a dispatch vessel between 1814 and 1820 USS Hornet (1865), the first to be steam propelled, was an iron, side-wheeled steamer USS Hornet (1898), a converted yacht, was a dispatch vessel in the Spanish–American War USS Hornet (CV-8), launched the Doolittle Raid in 1942, fought at the Battle of Midway, and was sunk at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on 26 October 1942 USS Hornet (CV-12) was originally named Kearsarge, but renamed in honor of CV-8 and active through the rest of World War II and is preserved as a museum ship in Alameda, California"