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Dover Air Force Base … The Early Years!

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1958 - CHRISTENED “STATE OF DELAWARE” -- by Mrs. J. Caleb Boggs, wife of the Governor, the giant C-133 Cargomaster is shown on its initial flight operated by the Military Air Transport Service. The 300 mph aircraft which is completely pressurized set a trans-Atlantic record shortly after delivery by carrying a payload of 40,000 lbs a distance of 3,890 miles in 10 hours 21 minutes. Col Claude W. Smith 1607th Air Transport Wing commanded the flight.