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10 Apr 1985

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  • US President Ronald Reagan pinned the four-star insignia on James Doolittle's right shoulder and US Senator Barry Goldwater on his left; Doolittle had been promoted to the rank of general by the US Congress six days prior. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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