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27 Jan 1946

United States
  • USS Charr arrived at San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Charr | CPC]
  • 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 | CPC]

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