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        StatementBinfords & Mort
        PublishersBinfords & Mort
        LC Classifications1954
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 73 p. :
        Number of Pages87
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        ISBN 10nodata

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The crew was welcomed back to Carswell by the Secretary of the Air Force, W. Foremost among these recognitions were the award of the Mackay Trophy, given annually by the National Aeronautic Association for the outstanding flight of the year, and the Air Age Trophy, an Air Force Association award, given each year in recognition of significant contributions to the public understanding of the air age.

It took off from nearand headed east toward the. The Lucky Lady III, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James H. Current status [ ] Lucky Lady II in 2002 The fuselage of the aircraft, designated B-50A-5BO 46-0010, is on display at Museum in.

Unable to reach the runways, Captain Griffin landed in the desert approximately two miles southeast.

Lucky Lady II: The B

To secure funding for the new aircraft, and due to the aircraft's large number of modifications from the B-29, Flight of the Lucky Lady. designation was later changed from the B-29D to the B-50. Neal as second pilot and Captain James H. When Congress opened up combat aviation to women, Penney immediately signed up.

The unrestored fuselage of Boeing B-50A-5-BO Superfortress 46-010 at Planes of Fame, Chino, California, 2002. Davis and Staff Sergeant Donald G. That trip came months later, and not by the plane everyone expected. 25, but due to engine issues, it was forced to land in the Azores. Four inflight refuelings were required using the looped hose method. Lucky Lady II was a of the with an additional fuel tank added in the bomb bay to provide additional range.

" Subsequently, the National Aeronautic Association recognized Operation Power Flight as the outstanding flight of 1957 and named the 93rd Bombardment Wing as recipient of the MacKay Trophy.

The Lucky Lady II retires A year later, Captain Warren E. Each member of the crew was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. As they ran out to their planes, she started going through the checklist. Even though the newly-created USAF was just finding its own "wings," this demonstration of America's long range airpower capabilities was a noteworthy event to allies and would-be adversaries alike.

Archie Old - Mission Commander Lt. The 11-man crew were uninjured except for the bombardier, 1st Lieutenant Theodore Hastings, who was scratched by cactus which entered the cockpit through the broken Plexiglas nose.