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:

Smithsonian, Grumman F8F-2, Bearcat, “Conquest I”:

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