Retired veteran aviators share Luncheon at Bolling AFB celebrating Air Force record-setting flights in 1929 and 1963.
United States USA Date:1964, January 29 Duration:2 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A large group of retired Air Force officers are seen seated at a number of tables during a luncheon celebrating the 35th anniversary of the 1929 endurance record setting flight of the Fokker C-2A aircraft named "Question Mark." The event is in the Bolling Air Force Base Officers' Club. Closeup of General Carl Spaatz, addressing the group from a podium. Colonel Harry Halverson and aviation mechanic, Sergeant Roy Hooe, who both flew on the Question Mark, are listening, along with Major Sidney J. Kubesch (who,in October 1963, was aircraft commander on the B-58 bomber that set a speed record, flying 8,028 miles from Tokyo to London in 8 hours, 35 minutes and 20.4 seconds). Lieutenant General Ira Eaker addresses the group next. Closeup of him and of General Spaatz tilting his head to hear. The audience applauding. Sergeant Roy Hooe then addresses the group. The clip ends as the luncheon ends and the participants socialize.
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