Chuck YEAGER

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Aviator, World Wars & Contemporary Wars

AmericanBorn Charles Elwood YEAGER

United States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot

Born on February 13, 1923 in Myra, West Virginia , United States

Died on December 7, 2020 in Los Angeles, California , United States

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In 1947, he became the first pilot in history confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight.



Yeager's career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces in 1941. After serving as an aircraft mechanic, in September 1942 he entered enlisted pilot training and upon graduation was promoted to the rank of flight officer (the World War II USAAF equivalent to warrant officer), later achieving most of his aerial victories as a P-51 fighter pilot on the Western Front, where he was credited with 11.5 enemy aircraft.

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