United States Air Force
Irwin, Walter W.
16 May 1958

Capt. Walter W Irwin established a new world speed record of 1,404.1 mph over the precision speed measuring course at Edwards AFB, CA., in a Lockheed F-104A Starfighter.

Capt. Irwin takes off on his way to a new world speed record.

Capt. Irwin eases himself from the cockpit of his F-104A after establishing a new world speed record.