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560459 Joe Rogers Speed Record Walk Around

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Maj Joseph W. Rogers walks around Convair's F-106A 56-0459, the 1st aircraft assigned to attempt the Speed Record run, in preparation for the flight. 56-0459 however, was replaced with F-106A 56-0467 of AFFTC due to maintenance problems with 459. 56-0459 is now a display bird at McChord AFB WA. Colonel Rogers passed away on 6 Aug 2005. You can read his obituary on the Speed Recordpage at http://www.f-106deltadart.com/speedrecord.htm and also a copy of it as written in the SFGate.com website at Joseph Rogers record breaking pilot.
Photo scanned from page 27 of William G. Holder's book Convair F-106 "Delta Dart", an AERO Series 27 publication.

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