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Lockheed photo by Eric Schulzinger
Lockheed photo by Eric Schulzinger

976 was the first SR-71 to be flown on an operational mission; Ed Payne and Jerry O'Malley flew her over Viet Nam on Thursday, March 21, 1968.  22 years later she became the last blackbird to be flown to a museum, when Don Watkins and Bob Fowlkes flew her to the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday, March 27, 1990.


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