This Day in Aviation History
August 16th, 1969
Darryl Greenamyer sets the first piston-engined airspeed record since WWII, flying a Grumman Bearcat to 477 mph (769 km/h).
Wikipedia, Darryl Greenamyer: http://bit.ly/Xq3mQg
Smithsonian, Grumman F8F-2, Bearcat, “Conquest I”: http://bit.ly/1t5C1yi
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