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B-29 Airplane Sets New Distance Record (1945)

The B-29 airplane lands in Washington, D.C., and Gen. Arnold decorates the crew.


35 hours and 5 minutes out of Guam in the Southwest Pacific, a B-29 superfortress landed in Washington to set a long distance flight record. Colonel Clarence Irvin and his crew of ten are congratulated by General Arnold Air Force's commander. Buying 8198 miles without stop for a new world mark. The man received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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