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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (born February 13, 1923) is a
retired Brigadier General in the United States Air Force and a noted test
What state is he born and grew up in?
2) On September 1941, Yeager enlists in
the U.S. Army Air Force.
Initially, what is he trained in the Air Force?
3) He gets his wings and a promotion to
Flight Officer at Luke Field, Arizona, on March 10, 1943.
4) Stationed in the United Kingdom at RAF Leiston, Yeager
flies in combat (he named his aircraft
Glamorous Glen after
his girlfriend, Glennis Faye Dickhouse, who becomes his wife in February
1945) with the 363rd Fighter Squadron.
What is the aircraft he flew in
P-39 - Airacobras
P-47 - Thunderbolt
P 51 - Mustang
5) He has gained one victory before he is
shot down over France on his eighth mission, on March 5, 1944. He
to Spain on March 30 with the help of the Maquis (French
Resistance) and returns to England on May 15, 1944. In the escape over
the Pyrenees he helps another airman to escape, who has lost part of his
What award does Yeager receive?
Medal of Honor
6) Upon returning to England, Yeager is
sent quickly to combat duty.
7) Yeager ends his combat duty as an ace.
How many aircraft
is he officially credited in shooting down?
8) Yeager remains in the Air Force after
the war, becoming a test pilot at Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air
Force Base) and eventually being selected to fly the rocket-powered Bell
X-1 in a NACA program to research high-speed flight, after Bell Aircraft
test pilot "Slick" Goodlin demands $150,000 to break the sound
What is the date he broke the sound barrier?
October 14, 1947
July 4, 1947
February 6, 1947
9) What is the highest rank Yeager has in
the U.S. Air Force?
10) His home state honors
Yeager with a marker along Corridor G (part of U.S. 119) in his home
Lincoln County on October 19, 2006, as well as renamed part of the highway
the Glamorous Glen Highway.