• Short Summary

    Converted bomber goes around world with navigator Reynolds and Captain Odom at controls.

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    The Reynolds Bombshell, a converted A 26 bomber, makes a record breaking round the world flight. LS. The plane being wheeled out onto the La Guardia airfield in New York to begin the journey. MS. Captain William Odom, Milton J. Reynolds navigator and sponsor of the flight, walk across to the plane with their wives. CU. Odom, Reynolds and T. Carroll Sallee, flight engineer, head shots. LS. The plane taking off. MS. Flying over New York harbour. LS. Landing in Paris LS. Landing in Tokyo. Two girls wearing kimonos standing on the airfield to provide atmosphere. MS. Touching down at New York at night after complete circuit of the world. MS. The crew alight. LS. The crowd greeting them. MS. Reynolds greets his wife, surrounded by the crowd.

    Note - date found in the old record - 21/04/1947.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:58:00 / 01:42:53:00
    UN 1669 B

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  1. Unknown user 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 pilot, Captain William Odom is also frequently credited as Bill Odom. T Carroll Salee is also often credited as Tex Salee and Tex Sallee.

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

    Further footage of the plane and its crew can be seen in clips 2375.11 and 1181.16.

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