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Yeager, Chuck, 1923-2020



  • Existence: 1923-2020

American Fighter Ace Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager, born Myra, W.V., retired brigadier general, test pilot, United States Air Force, first pilot to traveled faster than sound, resident of Penn Valley, California.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - Y

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with Y: Yakolev, A. S. [Soviet aviation designer] Photocopy of photograph Yamamoto, Isoroku, Admiral [Japanese admiral and war hero] "Yamamoto Mission Members Recall Fight," Friends Journal, Summer 2002"The Death of Admiral Yamamoto," The Retired Officer, November 1979 Yeager, Chuck [U.S. Air Force...

American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews

Identifier: 2002-02-13-OralHist
Abstract Collection of approximately one hundred twenty (120) oral histories of Fighter Aces and several non-aces, including relatives of aces, other military pilots, and military historians.

Lee Embree Collection

Identifier: 2007-08-08
Abstract Lee R. Embree (1915-2008) was born in Iowa, enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1936, and was assigned to the 38th Reconnaisance Squadron as an aerial photographer during World War II. Embree was at Hickam Field, Hawaii during the 1941 Pearl Harbor bombing and took several photographs. The collection contains photographs, textual materials, audiovisual materials, and a scrapbook that relate to Embree's military service and photography as well as his post-war photography activities.

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