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DAYTON, Ohio -- Col. Bob Thacker stands beside the North American F-82B Twin Mustang at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The museum's F-82B, "Betty-Jo," flew from Hawaii to New York on Feb. 27-28, 1947, a distance of 5,051 miles, the longest non-stop flight ever made by a propeller-driven fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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