The inscription reads: "To a friend: With every good wish. J H. Doolittle" and also signed "Me too" by Bill Downs
Bill Downs was one of the original "Murrow
Boys" and was a CBS reporter during WWII
Here is a 1945 era photo with Bill Downs standing next to Jimmy Doolittle
From left: James H. Doolittle, Bill Downs, unknown, Dale Nolta, others unknown
Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle USAF (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993)
was an American aviation pioneer.
Doolittle served as a general in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War,
after first earning the Medal of Honor as commander of the Doolittle Raid while a lieutenant colonel.