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Mach-Buster and World War II Ace, Chuck Yeager: 1923-2020

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Mach-Buster and World War II Ace, Chuck Yeager: 1923-2020

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Capt. Charles E. Yeager stands next to the Air Force’s Bell-built X-1 supersonic research aircraft after becooming the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound in level flight on October 14, 1947. Photo: USAF


Retired United States Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager prepares to board an F-15D Eagle from the 65th Aggressor Squadron Oct. 14, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In a jet piloted by Capt. David Vincent, 65th AGRS pilot, Yeager is commemorating the 65th anniversary of his historic breaking of the sound barrier flight Oct. 14, 1947, in the Bell X-1 rocket research plane named "Glamorous Glennis." Yeager was awarded the prestigious Collier Trophy in 1948 for this landmark aeronautical achievement. USAF photo by Master Sgt. Jason Edwards.

https://www.airforcemag.com/mach-buster-and-world-war-ii-ace-chuck-yeager-1923-2020/

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