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Friday, November 1, 2013

"Wings of a Warrior: The Jimmy Doolittle Story" - True Life Story of American Hero Arrives on DVD December 3rd

The Greatest Flyer That Ever Lived” --Charles Lindbergh  

True Life Story of Legendary Flying Pioneer, American Hero and Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Profiled in

"Wings of a Warrior: The Jimmy Doolittle Story"
 Shelter Island Releases DVD on December 3, 2013

NEW YORK – November 1, 2013 –James Harold Doolittle was one of the greatest aviators that ever lived and also one of the most decorated airmen in U.S. military history. The true life story of this legendary flying pioneer, American hero and Congressional Medal of Honor winner is told with rare archival footage and incredible insight by filmmaker/host Gardner Doolittle in a new documentary Wings of a Warrior: The Jimmy Doolittle Story. The film will be released on DVD on December 3, 2013 by Shelter Island at a suggested retail price of $14.98.  Filmmaker/Host Gardner Doolittle is available for interviews.

Wings of a Warrior: The Jimmy Doolittle Story spans Doolittle’s entire life. Beginning with his childhood in Nome, Alaska, the film details his joining the Signal Reserve Corps Aviation Section (1919), his record breaking 1922 coast-to-coast flight, earning a doctorate at MIT, and development of “instrument-only” flying. Wings of A Warrior explores Doolittle’s extensive military career including his role in the Invasion of Normandy and his incredible leadership in the raid on Tokyo. Packed with great story-telling and archival footage, Wings of a Warrior tells the Jimmy Doolittle story like it’s never been told before.

Doolittle was the original “ice man.” He had a reputation as a maverick but also took his job seriously. His courage and intensity as a pilot chalked up numerous milestones, but he is most remembered for leading a daring raid against Japan on April 18, 1942. Over the years, several films were made about this historic event from 30 Seconds Over Tokyo starring Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson to Alec Baldwin portraying Doolittle in the Michael Bay movie, Pearl Harbor.

As a general, Doolittle led over 20 missions. He was the first Air Force Commander in history to lead a large scale aerial attack without a single loss. He received many awards during his lifetime including the Horatio Alger Award, two Air Medals, two Distinguished Service Medals, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star. To date, Doolittle is the only person to receive both the U.S. highest awards – Medal of Freedom and Medal of Honor. On September 27, 1993, Jimmy Doolittle died at the age of 96. 

“His life was more than just his raid over Japan, he was larger than life,” said Gardner Doolittle, filmmaker/host and cousin to Jimmy Doolittle.

Bonus DVD Feature: Interview with director Gardner Doolittle

For more information on Shelter Island and their catalog up upcoming releases visit

About Shelter Island
New York City based home entertainment label Shelter Island was founded in 2012 and is known for distributing high quality, critically-acclaimed independent titles to a worldwide audience. Shelter Island’s catalog includes the powerful feature-length documentary, Whittle – The Jet Pioneer, Emmy® award-winning Journey of the Universe, critically acclaimed adventure film, Into the Cold and the Parents’ Choice ® award-winning Drawing with Mark series. Shelter Island is the sister label of home entertainment companies True Mind and Disinformation, all operating under the rebranded film entertainment and electronic media company, TDC Entertainment. Shelter Island releases are distributed by Entertainment One throughout North America.     

Pre-order date: October 22, 2013                    
Street date: December 3, 2013
Genre: Documentary                        
Sug. Retail Price:  $14.98
Rating: NR                                                      
ISBN #: 978-1-939517-08-1
Running Time: 84 minutes + 10 mins. extras  
UPC #: 826262009694
Language: English

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