January 12, 1961
B-58, #59-0442, flown by Pilot, Major Henry J. Deutschendorf, Sr.;
DSO Captain Raymond R. Wagener; and Navigator, Captain William L. Polhemus,
flew two times around a closed circuit 1000 kilometer course at Edwards AFB, CA. It carried ballasts of 2,000 kilograms (kg) and therefore received credit for setting record speeds with zero, 1,000 kg and 2,000 kg weights for each of the 1,000 and 2,000 kilometer distances. They set six new world speed records.
Presented the Distinguished Flying Cross