Reynold's Bombshell 1947

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Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

New York, United States of America (USA).

The Douglas A 26 plane leaves the Roosevelt Airfield, Long Island for a round the world flight in a record breaking attempt.

MS the plane being wheeled out.

MS Captain...



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UNSO 004 H
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01:51:31:00 / 01:52:21:00
UNSO Reel 004 H
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    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 pilot, Captain William Odom is also frequently credited as Bill Odom. T Carroll Salee is also often credited as Tex Salee and Tex Sallee.

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

    Further footage of the plane can be seen in clip 2375.11.

    jamied 16th May 2012
  • The record-breaking flight can be seen in clip 2150.18.

    jamied 16th May 2012

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