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Chuck Yeager, iconic pilot who first breached sound barrier, dies at 97

Chuck Yeager, iconic pilot who first breached sound barrier, dies at 97

Iconic American test pilot Chuck Yeager, who became the first person to break the sound barrier, has died aged 97. Yeager, who was immortalized in the 1983 film ’The Right Stuff,’ was a World War II fighter ace known for his daring. He shot down 12 German planes, including 5 in a single dogfight. It was his feats as a test pilot after the war that paved the way for the 1960s’ US space missions.

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Katse Kubeb
Katse Kubeb 2 months

Role model extraordinaire!! This is a real man! No soyboy.

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 2 months

Gods speed, Chuck Yeager.

Jon
Jon 2 months

Salute!

Csaba
Csaba 2 months

Remember hearing about him as a young kid.

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