Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jimmy Doolittle and Shagri La

In 1942, the president of North American Aviation James Howard "Dutch" Kendelberger chose a Jardur Bezelemeter 960 to present to Jimmy Doolittle. This watch is now in the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. On the back is engraved:  'To Jimmie Doolittle and Shagri La from Dutch 6-1-42'

North American built the sixteen B25B Bombers which Lt. Colonel Doolittle led off the deck of the aircraft USS Hornet 600 miles off the coast of Japan.  Shangri La was the Hornets code name.

Jimmie Doolittle's Jardur Bezelmeter

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