American pilot Charlie “Chuck” Yeager broke the sound barrier for the first time in aviation history in 1947.
“General Chuck Yeager is dead”
Victoria, the wife of Chuck yeager, announced the death of the pilot on his Twitter account on Monday, December 7. “I am very sad to report that the love of my life, General Chuck Yeager passed away just before 9 pm ET”, wrote Ms. Yeager.
The cause of death of american pilot was not specified, reports Parismatch.com. Victoria also indicated that her husband, who died at the age of 96, had: “An incredible life, well lived, America’s greatest pilot and his legacy of strength, adventure and patriotism will be remembered forever.”
Charlie “Chuck” Yeager became famous around the world for having, in 1947, crossed the Wall of sound aboard a Bell X-1 aircraft.
“It opened space, Star Wars, satellites “
In September 1941, this large american pilot joined the Air Force, barely three months before the United States. In February 1944, Chuck yeager, based in England, began his combat missions aboard a Mustang P-51.
A film titled “The Cloth of Heroes” (“The Right Stuff”) recounts the exploits of “Chuck” Yeager as a test pilot. Interviewed by theFrance Media Agency in 2007, the pilot stated that cross the sound barrier “opened space, Star Wars, satellites”.
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