1944 the first production model of the Lockheel Constellation, " Connie" debuted. this four-engine transport was capable of flying 57 passengers non-stop coast-to-coast above the weather in eight and a half hours. Howard Hughes designed this state of art aircraft. While WWII was still in progress, Jack Frye and Howard Hughes flew the TWA's first constellation from Burbank, California to Washington D.C. where they turned the A/C over the the Air Transport command. They arrived in the nation's capital in a startling record time of six hours, 37 minutes.
Here is a great YouTube video about TWA's Constellation, Enjoy!
Video - TWA Constellation