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29 Dec 1927

United States
  • Lieutenant J. J. Clark piloted a catapult plane launched off the USS Pennsylvania in Long Beach Harbor, California, United States in a demonstration flight with humorist and fellow Oklahoma Cherokee Will Rogers as passenger. ww2dbase [J. J. Clark | Long Beach, California | DS]
30 Sep 1940

United States
10 Dec 1945

United States
27 Jan 1946

United States
  • Colonel William Councill made the first transcontinental jet flight across the United States (Long Beach, California to New York, New York) in a P-80 jet fighter. The flight time was 4 hours, 13 minutes, and 26 seconds, and the average speed of 940 kilometers per hour (584 miles per hour). ww2dbase [P-80 Shooting Star | Long Beach, California | CPC]
19 Apr 1952

United States
24 Jun 1952

United States
22 Nov 1953

United States
  • USS Charr sponsored the Girl Scout Mariner Ship 36 Sea Tiger of Pasadena, California, United States; the ceremony was held aboard USS Charr at Long Beach, California. ww2dbase [Charr | Long Beach, California | CPC]
15 Apr 1956

United States
6 Nov 1956

United States
21 May 1957

United States
25 Aug 1958

United States
4 May 1959

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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