Thursday, February 13, 2014
Happy 91st Birthday To General Chuck Yeager
As Biography.com notes, today is the 91st birthday of legendary Air Force pilot General Chuck Yeager.
Aviator and test pilot Chuck Yeager was born on February 13, 1923, in Myra, West Virginia. A fighter pilot ace during World War II, he became the first person to break the sound barrier, when he flew the Bell X-1 rocket 670 mph in level flight in October 1947. Yeager broke the sound barrier for the last time at age 79, when his F-15 Eagle reached a speed of Mach 1.45 in 2002. He held various air-force command assignments from 1954 to 1962.
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