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    Auggie,

    Not that I can immediately recall. It has been a long time since I read the book. As a matter of fact, I went looking for it and it appears that it is in
    my storage locker.. I will be over there later this week, so I will look for the book box!

    Jeff
     
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        The Twilight Zone TV show is I recall. A take-off of the WW2 loss of a B24 in the Lybian Desert. The "Lady Be Good." She was lost in a sandstorm and never found until 1958 if I recall discovered by an oil company team surveying the area. The crew tied to walk out but perished. All were recovered a couple of years later. she was recovered from the desert just before we bombed them, the last report I heard, the aircraft sat on trailers at a Lybian air base.
         
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            Wow...and the pilot continued to fly away? That helicopter should have landed immediately for inspection after any incident outside of normal operations. I don't know the FAA rules but here in Canada that would have included removal of the blades to check for cracks and twisting.
             
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              Dad has the book so I'm going from memory....they thought they were flying into a head wind when they actually had a tail wind, over shot their base, and ran out of gas. All the crew was found except for one.
               
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                  Midway, the turning point in the Pacific war.

                   
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                    Hammerhead, Edwards AFB, AFFTC Flight test bird ready to take off for Test Mission
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                            At the Us Air Force Museum.....F-15 Streak Eagle

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                            The museum's single-seat F15A, nicknamed "Streak Eagle," broke eight time-to-climb world records between Jan. 16 and Feb. 1, 1975. In setting the last of the eight records, it reached an altitude of 98,425 feet just 3 minutes, 27.8 seconds from brake release at takeoff and "coasted" to nearly 103,000 feet before descending. It was flown in its natural metal finish to reduce weight for the record-setting flights. To protect it from corrosion, McDonnell Douglas Corp. has since painted it in the gray color scheme of most operational F-15s.
                             
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