Reynold's Bombshell 1947

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Description

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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Data

Cataloguer:
Mark
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
81029
Sort Number:
UNSO 004 H
Time in/Out:
01:51:31:00 / 01:52:21:00
Canister:
UNSO Reel 004 H
Film ID:
1510.35
Issue Date:
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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