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June 11, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 11, 1948

* United States Air Force - Chuck Yeager
* Bell XS-1 rocket airplane
* Speed of Sound - 1st in level flight

The front page has a two column headline: "Speed of Sound Is Exceeded By XS-1 in Repeated Tests" (see). Coverage continues inside with photos of Yeager and his airplane. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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