America’s First Jet Flight, October 1942

Stew, When  Col. George McCall  retired  Air Force (he  will  be  92  next  month),  he sent  me  this  as  we  had  talked  about  aviation  &  my  air  control  days, in  this  piece  of  history, `Jet  age  they  had  mobile  air  control.  Now  `I  wasn’t  born  yet,  but  this  Col.  has   opened  my  eyes  to  more  history   like  yourself.  We’ve  come  along  way  in  70  yrs. Senior  military  are  very  well  educated,  Lord  they’ve  done  their  job,  now  we  show  our  children.!!  Just amazing ~~~~Ron King 

The first American jet, equipped even with a dummy prop for counter intelligent reasons !!!! (not to be forgotten , even  a $2.00 door bell mounted on it’s  instrument panel !!)  Stew


This is a video of the first US jet way back in Oct 1942… It is a classic piece of film I certainly never knew existed. I wasn’t even aware that America HAD a jet that early in the war: 10 months after Pearl Harbor!

Video: America’s First Jet Flight, October 1942

Hope you enjoyed this great clip of history…

This is a very interesting little piece of historical film. It covers America ‘s entry into the Jet Age with the Bell P59A.

Note: They installed a $2 doorbell ringer to the dash of the P59A to provide vibration so the gauges wouldn’t stick.

Ya’ gotta’ love it

Source: American Aircraft Online

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
This entry was posted in Fun, Knowledge Is Power, Success, Tradition and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s