Chuck Yeager (1923–2020)


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The first pilot to break the sound barrier, born in Myra, West Virginia. He trained as a fighter pilot, flying over 60 missions in Europe. On March 5, 1944, Yeager was shot down over France, fought with the Maquis, escaped over the Pyrenees carrying a wounded airman. On 14 October 1947, Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket research aircraft past Mach 1... See full bio »

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(1983)
(1980)
(1953)
(1985)

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 1985 Flying Without Fear (TV Movie)
 1983 The Right Stuff
Fred (as General Chuck Yeager)
 1980 Smokey and the Bandit II
Party Guest (as Charles Yeager)
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Wings Over Barriers (1953) ... (as Charles E. Yeager)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads for the National Rifle Association ('I'm the NRA') (1986) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager | Charles E. Yeager | Charles Yeager | Gen. General Charles E. 'Chuck' Yeager | General Chuck Yeager

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Victoria Scott D'Angelo  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Became an ace (shot down at least five enemy planes) during World War Two. See more »

Trademark:

Glamorous Glen III See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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