Nevada Appeal at 150: Sept. 1, 1954: Army helicopter sets new speed record | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada Appeal at 150: Sept. 1, 1954: Army helicopter sets new speed record

Beating the old record by nearly 10 miles an hour, this Army XH-39 Sikorski helicopter flies 156.005 miles per hour at Windsor Locks, Conn., to set the new world’s record for such aircraft.

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