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#OTD 9 Jan 1943 at Edwards - The first flight of the Lockheed XC-69 took place from Burbank, Calif. to Muroc. It was piloted by company test pilots Edmund Allen and Milo Burcham.  The four-engine, propeller-driven aircraft was designed by Kelly Johnson and was developed from the Lockheed L-049 Constellation airliner.

(Edwards History Office photo)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- On Jan. 9, 1943, the first flight of the Lockheed XC-69 took place from Burbank, California, to Muroc Army Airfield. It was piloted by company test pilots Edmund Allen and Milo Burcham. The four-engine, propeller-driven aircraft was designed by Kelly Johnson and developed from the Lockheed L-049 Constellation airliner.