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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (/E?jeE?E?E?r/; born February 13, 1923) is a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and record-setting test pilot. In 1947, he became the first pilot confirmed to have traveled faster than sound.
Yeager's career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces. 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) and became a North American P-51 Mustang fighter pilot.
After the war, Yeager became a test pilot of many types of aircraft, including experimental rocket-powered aircraft. As the first human to break the sound barrier, on October 14, 1947, he flew the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 at an altitude of 45,000 ft (13,700 m). Although Scott Crossfield was the first to fly faster than Mach 2 in 1953, Yeager shortly thereafter set a new record of Mach 2.44.
Yeager later commanded fighter squadrons and wings in Germany, and in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and in recognition of the outstanding performance ratings of those units he was promoted to brigadier general. Yeager's flying career spans more than 60 years and has taken him to every corner of the globe, including the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.
In the 1980s, he was prominently featured in Tom Wolfe's book The Right Stuff and in its 1983 film adaptation.
Yeager was born to farming parents Susie Mae and Albert Hal Yeager in Myra, West Virginia, and graduated from high school in Hamlin, West Virginia. He had two brothers, Roy and Hal, Jr., and two sisters, Doris Ann (killed by Roy with a shotgun while still an infant) and Pansy Lee. His first experience with the military was as a teen at the Citizens Military Training Camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana, during the summers of 1939 and 1940. On February 26, 1945, Yeager marrie

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Yeager scholar, cheerleader welcomes challenge of balancing act

A Yeager Scholarship, named after Gen. Chuck Yeager, a West Virginia native, comes with paid-in-full tuition and a summer study at the University of Oxford in England. Yeager Scholars are offered room and board, a laptop, a book allowance, additional study ...
Posted: February 25, 2018, 4:01 am

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Charles was a veteran in... YEAGER Charles G. Charles G. Yeager passed away on September 12, 2015, at Swan Care Retirement Village after a serious fall. Chuck was born in Toledo to Albert and Norma (Eiseman) Yeager. He graduated from DeVilbiss High School ...
Posted: March 8, 2018, 4:00 pm

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Names like Chuck Yeager, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and John Glenn will be immediately familiar to any spaceflight and aviation enthusiast. But The Right Stuff is about much more than aerospace history. In Wolfe's words, the book is about something the ...
Posted: May 15, 2018, 12:58 pm
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