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Yeager, Charles E., 1923-

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Image of 1973/06.0010.46.09.01 - Print, Photographic

1973/06.0010.46.09.01 - Print, Photographic

Ms02 , Bx 46, fld 09, itm #01: Chuck Yeager and unidentified woman, b&w

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1987/02.0455 - Papers, Personal

Charles E. (Chuck) Yeager, (1923- ) was born in Myra, West Virginia. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and received his pilot wings and appointment as a flight officer in 1943. Yeager distinguished himself in the air war over Europe during WW II, shooting down 13 enemy aircraft and escaping to freedom after being shot down in enemy controlled territory. Following WW II, Yeager remained on active duty and served as an instructor pilot and as a test pilot. In this capacity, he was the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947. During the Vietnam War he flew more than 120 combat missions. He served in a variety of command and staff positions throughout his