Chinese scroll presented to General Doolittle

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CHINESE SCROLL PRESENTED TO GENERAL DOOLITTLE - Pictured is one of the two scrolls presented to General James H. Doolittle by the Mayor of the Chinese Town of Heng-yang in recognition of the famous B-25 bombing of Japan 1942. The two scrolls are known as the "White Scroll" and the "Red Scroll," the former presented in behalf of the Mayor. Pictured here is the "White Scroll." The translation of the Chinese inscription is as follows: "Commemorating the spreading of terror in the three Islands (Japan) by the brave general of the American Air Forces. Respectfully presented by the Chu Chiu-jung, Mayor of Heng-yang. He flew 10,000 li, like the great Rukh." (Note: The Rukh is a fabulous bird of enormous size, the legend of which as great antiquity in China.)

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