LC-130F Hercules Makes Antarctic History


LC-130F Hercules Makes  Antarctic History  

FEBRUARY 22--An LC-130F Hercules of VX-6 made the longest flight in Antarctic history covering territory never before seen by man.

The plane which was piloted by Commander William H. Everett and carried Rear Admiral James R. Reedy among its passengers, made the 3,470 mile flight from McMurdo Station, south beyond the South Pole to the Shackleton Mountain Range and then southeastward to the pole of inaccessibility and returned to McMurdo in 10 hours and 40 minutes.

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