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Operation Power Flite...

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January 18, 1957

TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN, Arizona, January 18, 1957

* Operation Power Flite
* United States Air Force
* Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses
* Jet aircraft - airplanes (1st)

The front page has a nice five column headline: "JETS CIRCLE GLOBE IN 45 HRS. 19 MINS." with subhead: "Three B52's Make History" (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: Operation Power Flite was a United States Air Force mission in which three Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses became the first jet aircraft to circle the world nonstop, when they made the journey in January 1957 in 45 hours and 19 minutes, using in-flight refueling to stay aloft. The mission was intended to demonstrate that the United States had the ability to drop a hydrogen bomb anywhere in the world.

Category: The 20th Century

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