V for Victory
James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Sun Nov 11 21:27:36 UTC 2001
In a message dated 11/11/2001 11:26:53 AM Eastern Standard Time,
fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU writes:
> Interestingly, both Jimmy Doolittle and Hugh Lofting, the author of Dr.
> Doolittle, went to MIT.
Coincidence. According to the Britannica, Lofting first published a Dr.
Doolittle book in 1920, which was before Jimmy Doolittle had become famous or
gone to MIT. Whatever source Lofting got the name "Doolittle" from, it was
not the pilot.
- Jim Landau
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