Converted bomber goes around world with navigator Reynolds and Captain Odom at controls.
The Reynolds Bombshell, a converted A 26 bomber, makes a record breaking round the world flight. LS. The plane being wheeled out onto the La Guardia airfield in New York to begin the journey. MS. Captain William Odom, Milton J. Reynolds navigator and sponsor of the flight, walk across to the plane with their wives. CU. Odom, Reynolds and T. Carroll Sallee, flight engineer, head shots. LS. The plane taking off. MS. Flying over New York harbour. LS. Landing in Paris LS. Landing in Tokyo. Two girls wearing kimonos standing on the airfield to provide atmosphere. MS. Touching down at New York at night after complete circuit of the world. MS. The crew alight. LS. The crowd greeting them. MS. Reynolds greets his wife, surrounded by the crowd.
Note - date found in the old record - 21/04/1947.