V for Victory

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 11 19:18:00 UTC 2001

On Sun, 11 Nov 2001, James A. Landau wrote:

> Jimmy Doolittle received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of
> California and then in 1925 a Doctor of Science from MIT.  His doctoral
> thesis was "The Effect of the Wind Velocity Gradient on Airplane Performance."

As I was typing my posting, I thought to myself, "maybe Landau knows
something I don't, maybe Jimmy Doolittle had a doctorate."  Obviously this
was the case; thanks for the clarification.

Fred Shapiro

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