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February 19, 2013

Crew of the Lady Marge

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Crew of the Lady Marge

The crew of the B-29 bomber “Lady Marge” pose next to their aircraft during a visit to Minnesota. The crew flew documents finalizing the surrender of Japan at the end of World War II to Washington D.C. on September 1, 1945. During the flight they averaged 285 miles per hour, setting a world record for a flight from Honolulu to Washington. Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer in October of 1945.

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