On May 29, 1951, Capt. Charles F. Blair flew Excalibur III from Norway across the North Pole to Alaska in a record-setting 10 1/2 hours. The airplane is on display at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Image Number: WEB11679-2010
Credit: Image by Dane Penland, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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