On February, 26, 1949, Air Force Capt. James Gallagher begins the first nonstop around-the-world flight in the Lucky Lady II, a B-50A-5-BO (S/N 46-010) assigned to the 43rd Bomb Group. The flight which lasted from Feb. 26 to March 2, 1949, took 94 hours, 1 minute to complete. The venture began and ended at Carswell AFB, Texas.
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