Aircraft Sets Record Speed

On December 12, 1957, The McDonnell Douglas Voodoo established the speed record for airplanes at 1,207.6 mph. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Image from Flickr by Roland Turner licensed under CC 2.0