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Kansas history: 1941 - 1971

Before boarding a plane for the long flight to Brazil's new capital, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives a farewell salute to Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Preston, commander of the 72nd Bombardment Wing and his host at Ramey Air Force base, Feb. 23, 1960. At right is Col. William G. Draper, the president's personal pilot.


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