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  1. jamied says

    Milton Reynolds was an American entrepreneur, known for introducing the first ballpoint pen to be sold in the U.S.

    The aircraft seen here was a converted Douglas A26 bomber, Serial Number NX67834.

    "The plane's pilot is Milton Reynolds" - although Milton Reynolds is certainly on board, the pilot is actually William "Bill" Odom, with Tex Sallee (sometimes credited as T. Carroll Salee) as co-pilot.

    Further footage of the plane, (and also its crew), can be seen in clip 1181.16.

  2. jamied says

    Later in 1947 the aircraft flew around the world in 79 hours, a record time for a twin-engined propellor aircraft.

  3. jamied says

    The record-breaking flight can be seen in clip 2150.18.

  4. British Pathé says

    Great. Thanks! The description and tags have been updated.

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