https://flic.kr/p/JdE6rj | HAWG WRANGLER | A crew chief from the 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) recovers an A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 303rd Fighter Squadron out of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
October 16, 1963: A B-58 Hustler bomber of the U.S. Air Force's 305th Bombardment Wing sets a new speed record by flying from Tokyo, Japan, to London, England, via Alaska and Greenland in 8 hours 35 minutes at an average speed of 938 mph (1,510 km/hr).
Major Charles J. Rosenblatt with his crew His crew were Sergeant Perdue and Sergeant Culver. Rosenblatt was born in Tampa and was a long-time resident of Jacksonville. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years and was a fighter pilot during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received two distinguished flying crosses, the Air Medal, and three Oak Leaf Clusters in World War II alone. He was credited with destroying four Nazi planes and damaging three others (1944).