On July 16, 1957, Maj. John H. Glenn, Jr., USMC, flew a Vought F8U-1P Crusader to a new transcontinental speed record of 723.517 mph, from Los Alamitos, Calif., to Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y., in 3 hours, 22 minutes, 50.05 seconds. Glenn followed a distin

 
 

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