Operation Power Flight: Three B-52B aircraft of the 93rd Bobm Wing, led by Maj. Gen. Archie J. Olds, Jr., flew non-stop around the world from Castle AFB, CA. to March AFB, CA. covering 24,325 miles in 45 hours 19 minutes.
Gen. Curtiss E. LeMay, Commander of the Strategic Air Command, pins the D.F.C. on the crew members of the B-52 round-the-world flight, during a brief ceremont at March AFB, CA.