(Steve Groer/Stars and Stripes)

Frankfurt, West Germany, July 1970: A massive C-5 Galaxy military transport plane sits on the runway at Rhein-Main Air Base after making its maiden transatlantic flight from Dover, Del., in seven hours and 40 minutes.

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