old crow - ace in a day
On October 12, 1944 Lt. Yeager scored five confirmed kills over Bremen, Germany, becoming the first "Ace" in one day. As group leader, Lt. Yeager was escorting B-24 bombers over Holland when his squadron spotted 22 Bf-109 aircraft. Lt. Yeager spooked one pilot who collided with another, sending both down...
On October 14, 1947, a test pilot with the right stuff changed the future of aviation forever. The joke was on me. It was just after sunup on the morning of Oct. 14, 1947, and as I walked into the hangar at Muroc Army Air Base in the California high desert,...
This Month in Aviation History:Dec. 12, 1953: Maj. Chuck Yeager flies his Bell X-1A to March 2.435, approximately 1,650 miles per hour, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. At Mach 2.4 at 80,000 feet the aircraft spun out of control, spinning on all 3 axes. G-forces sent Yeager's head into...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jacqueline Cochran Jacqueline Cochran c. 1943 Born May 11, 1906 Muscogee, Florida Died August 9, 1980 (aged 74) Indio, California Occupation aviator, test pilot, spokesperson, and businessperson Spouse(s) Jack Cochran Floyd Bostwick Odlum Jacqueline Cochran (May 11, 1906 – August 9, 1980) was a pioneer in the field of American aviation, considered to be one of the most gifted...
sabre
Did an XP-86 beat Yeager to the punch? Source: Mach Match | History | Air & Space Magazine Editors’ note: October 14, 1947, was a day of undercover celebration at the Muroc Army Air Field in California’s Mojave Desert. Captain Chuck Yeager had broken the so-called sound barrier in the experimental...
JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTIyNjAzcHglMjIlMjB3aWR0aCUzRCUyMjEwNzJweCUyMiUyMHNyYyUzRCUyMmh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZwbGF5ZXIub295YWxhLmNvbSUyRmlmcmFtZS5qcyUyM3BiaWQlM0RabVZrT1RabFpEQmlOemsxT1dSa01EUmpObVpqTXpRMCUyNmVjJTNEeGxaMkpuYURwSU5EUkZQcmdmVUlVZ2NZT2d5TFJIUXElMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0U= A segment from a U.S. Air Force film follows a single flight by then-Major Charles “Chuck” Yeager. Before Yeager and Air Force test pilots Albert Boyd and H.E. “Tom” Collins put the MiG-15 through its paces, technicians inspected it for signs of sabotage and determined it was safe. The...
Clarence Emil Anderson Nickname(s) Bud Anderson Born January 13, 1922 (age 94) Oakland, California Allegiance  United States of America Service/branch United States Air Force United States Army Air Forces Years of service 1942–1972 Rank Colonel Unit 357th Fighter Group Commands held 355th Tactical Fighter Wing Battles/wars World War II Vietnam War Awards Legion of Merit (2) Distinguished Flying Cross (5) Bronze Star Air Medal (18) Spouse(s) Eleanor Cosby (1945-2015, her death) Other work Test pilot Clarence Emil "Bud" Anderson (born January 13,...
Me-109
The 357th Fighter Group shipped out for Europe in winter of 1943-44, and began operations in February, 1944. Assigned to the first P-51 equipped unit in the Eighth Air Force, Yeager shot down his first aircraft, a MesserschmittME-109 on his seventh mission (one of the early Mustang missions over...
Aerospace engineers went from the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903 to supersonic flight in just 43 years, thanks to two world wars and the accompanying advances in metallurgy, motors, and controls. During the subsequent 60 years, more than 120 different planes have flown faster than the speed of...
Four Victory FW-190 Report:  Yeager’s combat encounter report for the 27th of November 1944, the day he downed four FW 190s.