This July 26, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found page 2, column 2:
Friends gathered Saturday evening to bid farewell to Johnny Doolittle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Doolittle, recent Air Corps enlistee, who left from Indianapolis Tuesday evening for Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Johnny graduated from Lowell high school last spring.
The following August 16, 1951, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 2:
Letters from Shirl Snyder tell of the terrific heat in Texas. Stationed at Sheppard Field, he and Johnny Doolittle have remained together since enlisting in the Air Force on July 23rd (John has the lower bunk -- Shirl the upper). The boys will be glad to receive letters from home friends. Addresses: Pvt. Shirl Snyder, A.F. 16385725, Fl. 1897, B.T.S. 3742, Sheppard A.F.B., Texas, and Pvt. John Doolittle A.F. 16385711, Flight 1897, B.T.S. (Basic Training Station) 3742, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
This information from the November 29, 1951, Lowell Tribune was found on page 1, column 2:
The Doolittle's son, Pfc. Johnny, stationed at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Ill., spent Thanksgiving Day and the weekend at home.
The following January 3, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 4:
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Doolittle enjoyed having both their sons, Cpl. Jay and Pfc. Johnny of the Air Force, at home over the Christmas holidays. Jay came from Pope Field, N.C. and Johnny from Chanute Field at Rantoul, Ill.
This April 3, 1952, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 2, column 3:
Pfc. Johnny Doolittle left, via plane, Monday morning for Camp Stoneman, Calif., concluding three weeks of leave spent with his wife, the former Christine Fanning, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Doolittle. Johnny has been in the Air Corps since last July and recently completed an advanced course in maintenance of flying instruments at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Ill. Johnny is scheduled for service in the Far East. Friends pray for his safety and wish him an early return. His wife is employed with the Illinois Bell Telephone company in Hammond.
The following May 15, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 5:
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Doolittle have received news from their son, John, who left the States April 25, which informs them of his arrival on Okinawa. John serves as a repairman of the planes' instrument panels, a course which he studied at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Ill. His new address is: Pfc. John Doolittle, A.F. 16385711, 1208 Prov. Sqdn., APO 239, c/o PM, San Francisco, Calif.
The following July 3, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5, column 6:
Johnny Doolittle, stationed at Okinawa, writes interesting letters home, telling of the natives' mode of living. He reveals, however, that camp conditions are O.K. -- despite heavy rains. John's new address is A/3C John R. Doolittle 16385711, Hq. Sqd. 6332, A.B. Gp., APO 239-1, Box 270, c/o P.M., San Francisco, Calif.
The following August 28, 1952, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 2:
Promoted to Corporal
Johnny Doolittle, son of the Wade Doolittles, has recently been promoted to the rank of corporal. Johnny has been making short trips to Korea, from his base in Okinawa, to serve as a plane instrument repairsman. He reveals the horrors of the typhoon which hit the island. The 90 to 115 miles-per-hour wind wrought much havoc. Johnny also tells of starting football practice.