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44-65168 Record SettingTwin Mustang USAF "Betty Jo" | by Bob Garrard
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44-65168 Record SettingTwin Mustang USAF "Betty Jo"

North American P-82B Twin Mustang (cn 123-43754) On 27 February 1947 the "Betty Jo" made history when it flew nonstop from Hawaii to New York without refueling, a distance of 5,051 mi (8,129 km) in 14 hr 32 min (347.5 mph/559.2 km/h). The aircraft carried a full internal fuel tank of 576 gal (2,180 l), augmented by four 310 gal (1,173 l) tanks for a total of 1,816 gal (6,874 l). Seen at the Old Air Force museum during 1958. (From my collection and not my shot)

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Taken sometime in 1958