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. This was accomplished on 14 October 1947 in a Bell X-1 aircraft. Yeager also served in World War II.
|Birth name||Charles Elwood Yeager|
|Born||February 13, 1923|
Myra, West Virginia, U.S.
|Service/branch|| United States Army Air Forces|
United States Air Force
|Years of service||1941–1975|
|Relations||Steve Yeager (cousin)|
|Other work||Flight instructor and test pilot|
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- Steelhorst, Mary (May 2003). "Chuck Yeager". Popular Mechanics 180: 72. https://books.google.com/books?id=KtMDAAAAMBAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s. Retrieved 22 March 2011.