Chuck Yeager

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Chuck Yeager

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]

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  1. "Chuck Yeager". centennialofflight.gov. 2010 [last update]. http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Explorers_Record_Setters_and_Daredevils/yeager/EX30.htm. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
  2. Steelhorst, Mary (May 2003). "Chuck Yeager". Popular Mechanics 180: 72. http://books.google.com/books?id=KtMDAAAAMBAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s. Retrieved 22 March 2011.