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Pete Everest – Part 2

Another slick model from Thomas!

Pete Everest made the first, third and sixth (and last) USAF flight on 23 12 1953, 02 07 1954 and 29 07 1954 on that plane. Then the underpowered jet went to NACA. Pete was used to hotter stuff!

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Wanted: “24 Hour Alert” on DVD

I just found out about a 1955 Warner Bros. movie titled “24 Hour Alert.” I don’t know much of the plot (Jack Webb visits a California Air Force Base?!), but the visuals look like a fun watch.

If you have a copy of the movie on DVD that you’re willing to share, please drop me […]

Update: Searching for Life Magazine X-2 Photos

I received an email from Rick, who was kind enough to send along some additional details on the Life Magazine issue (June 18, 1956) that features photos from the previous blog post:

The article related to Edwards AFB and the X-2 is Robert Wallace’s “10,000 Men to a Plane: Vast Technological Force Supports Today’s Test […]