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Nevada Appeal at 150: Aug. 11, 1954: Leaves bomber at 500 MPH

Catapulting out of a bomber at more than 500 miles per hour, Capt. Edward Sperry, USAF, tests a new emergency escape mechanism at Baltimore. A special explosion and timing device separates the jumper from the seat and opens his parachute.

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.