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Converted A-26 bomber called the Bombshell, flown by Bill Odom on his round the world flight, at Hector Airport, Fargo, N.D.
Converted A-26 bomber called the Bombshell, flown by Bill Odom on his round the world flight, at Hector Airport, Fargo, N.D.
TitleConverted A-26 bomber called the Bombshell, flown by Bill Odom on his round the world flight, at Hector Airport, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1947-08-10
CreatorHerron, Gifford, 1912-1969
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionFour men standing in front of a converted A-26 bomber aircraft sitting on the tarmac at Hector Airport. All four men are facing the airplane and are likely airport service workers. Lettering visible on the plane in front of the wing reads 'Reynolds', and behind the wing, 'Bombshell.' Other words visible but hidden by people and fuselage.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Airplanes
Flights around the world
Airports
Mechanics (Persons)
Personal NameOdom, Bill, 1920-1949
Organization NameHector International Airport
Bombshell (Airplane)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1940-1949
Item Number2035.164
Negative Number2035.164
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"The Bombshell - Here is Bill Odom's record-breaking plane as it was about to take off at Hector airport, Fargo, for the last hop to Chicago Sunday. The plane was serviced with 587 gallons of gasoline. Odom said Fargo "broke the world's record" in servicing the plane, the job being completed in 10 minutes." - Caption with photograph published in the Fargo Forum & Daily Republican, Aug. 11, 1947, p. 7.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
ContributorForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Biography/HistoryWilliam P. "Bill" Odom set out on a solo round the world flight, August 7, 1947 in a converted Army A-26 bomber called the Bombshell owned by Milton Reynolds. His 73 hour, 5 minute flight broke the solo round the world flight record set by Wiley Post in 1933. Odom refueled in Fargo before landing at Chicago's Douglas Airport on August 11. Bill Odom's career as a record breaking aviator was cut short when he died in a airplane crash at the Cleveland National Air Races in Berea, Ohio in 1949.
External ResourceConsult: http://www.wingnet.org/rtw/rtw003i.htm
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Forum Negative Collection 2035
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/971
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2035.164)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs000134
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