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XP-59

(Edwards History Office file photo)

XP-59

(Edwards History Office file photo)

XP-59

(Edwards History Office file photo)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

On Sept. 15, 1942, contractor personnel were removed from the Materiel Center Flight Test Site prior to the arrival of the secret XP-59 and a group of 11 Bell Aircraft Corp. employees took over the site.

XP-59
(Edwards History Office file photo)
XP-59 XP-59
(Edwards History Office file photo)