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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Fwd: First US jet
This is a video of the first US jet, way back in Oct 1942. . It is a classic piece of film I certainly never knew existed. I wasn't even aware that America HAD a jet that early in the war: 10 months after Pearl Harbor! You will enjoy this great clip of history. .
America's first jet flight, Oct 1942.
THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE PIECE OF AVIATION HISTORY.
This is a very interesting little piece of historical film. It covers America 's entry into the Jet Age with the Bell P59A.
Note: My favorite part is about the installation of a $2 doorbell ringer to the dash of the P59A to provide vibration so the gauges wouldn't stick. Ya' gotta' love it.... Also, make sure to read the comments, additionally very interesting. Remember, this was 1942.