Marine pilot Maj. John H. Glenn Jr. prepares to step down from the F8UI Crusader at Floyd Bennet Field on July 16, 1957 after making the first non-stop supersonic flight from Los Angeles to New York. Glenn landed 3 hours, 23 minutes, 8.4 seconds after departure from Los Alamitos Naval air station in Ca., breaking the previous record set in 1955 by an F84F.

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