B-29 Superfortress sets a new record and General Hap Arnold congratulates the crew members in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1945 Duration:1 min 20 sec Sound:Yes
B-29 Superfortress sets new distance record. B-29 Superfortress aircraft lands at Washington DC's Bolling Field (Anacostia). Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial visible in distance. The B-29 had completed a 35 hour trip from Guam, for 8198 miles, completing a new distance record by implementing new cruise control techniques. Colonel Clarence S. Irvine and crew members get off the plane. General Henry Arnold ("Hap" Arnold), Army Air Force Commander congratulates Colonel Irvine and crew members. People crowd near the aircraft. General Arnold pins the Distinguished Flying Cross medal on the Captain and crew members.
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