First Transatlantic Jet Flight from Michigan to England

Colonel David Carl Schilling, U.S. 56th Fighter Group commanded the first transatlantic eastward jet flight of 16 Lockheed P-80 Shooting Stars planes on July 20, 1948 from Mount Clemens, Ml, USA, to Odiham, England. They traveled a distance of 4,283 miles (6,891 kilometers) in 10 hours 40 minutes. Stops included: Goose Bay, Labrador; Bluie West Two, Greenland; Keflavik, Iceland; and Stornoway, in the Outer Hebrides, off Scotland.

      July 20, 1948
      Mount Clemens, Ml, USA; Odiham, England
      Mount Clemens, Ml, USA

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