"It Was One Long Hop"
29 September–1 October The Truculent Turtle, a Lockheed P2V Neptune (bureau number 89082), manned by Commanders Thomas D. Davies, Eugent P. Rankin, Walter S. Reid and Lieutenant Commander Roy H. Tabeling, flew from Perth, Australia to Columbus, Ohio, in 55 hours 17 minutes, and broke the world's record for distance without refueling with a flight of 11,235.6 miles.
"It Was One Long Hop - Flight of the Truculent Turtle" Naval Historical Center, Department Of The Navy, Washington, D. C http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/dictvol2.htm [28APR2001]
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