Reynold's Bombshell 1947

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  • THIS CLIP LOOKS TO BE A DUPLICATE (THOUGH WITHOUT SOUND) OF CLIP 1181.16

    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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