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Chuck Yeager

US World War II flying ace and test pilot; first pilot to fly faster than sound

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (born February 13, 1923) is a former major general of the United States Air Force. He was the first person to break the sound barrier.[1] This was accomplished on 14 October 1947 in a Bell X-1 aircraft. Yeager also served in World War II.[2]


  1. "Chuck Yeager". 2010 [last update]. Retrieved 22 March 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. Steelhorst, Mary (May 2003). "Chuck Yeager". Popular Mechanics 180: 72. Retrieved 22 March 2011.