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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