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1923- Born in Myra, W.Va. 1941-Was the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound. After enlisting in the army, Yeager was assigned to the Army Air Corps. 1943-He was commissioned an air-force fighter pilot, stationed in England. -He flew 64 missions and shot down 13 German aircraft. -A flight instructor and test ..

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1952 – Born on the 18th of May in Fort Worth, Texas.          – Her early hobbies included horseback riding and running track and also developed an interest in helicopters.          – In high school, Yeager studied drafting. 1971 – When she was 19, she married a police officer. 1976 – The police ..

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1896 – Born on April 26th in Frankfurt on Main, Germany. One of the most charismatic characters of WWI, Udet was the second highest scoring and highest surviving German ace with a score of 62 kills. 1920 – Married to Eleanor Lo’ Zink’ on February 25th. 1935 – He was a leading German air ace ..

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1897 – Born on November 19th in Washington, D.C. The youngest son of Theodore Roosevelt. 1917-1918 – Was First Lieutenant, ASSC of the 95th Bomber Squadron.          – He was shot down by two German flyers while on active duty in WWI at the age of 20 on July 14th. 1919 – Awarded the ..

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1884 – Harriet Quimby, born on the 11th of May in in Kinderhook Township, Michigan, to William and Ursula Quimby, a farmer, when the family farm failed, they moved to Oakland, California, where she briefly became an actress, and soon she began a second career, writing for the "San Francisco Bulletin" and other publications. She ..

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1899 – Born on November 22nd near Grand Saline, Texas. He was one of the most colourful figures of the early years of U.S. aviation, who set many records, including the first solo flight around the world. 1931 – Post made his first around-the-world flight June 23rd to July 1st, accompanied by Harold Gatty as ..

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1929 – Born in Jenkins, Kentucky on the 17th of August. 1950 – After graduating from Milligan College in Eastern Tennessee, Gary was commissioned in the United States Air Force.          – He was assigned to the 468th Strategic Fighter Squadron at Turner Air Force Base, Georgia as an F-84 Thunderjet pilot. 1956 – ..

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1958 – Born on March 1st in Lausanne, Vaud canton. Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, first hot-air balloonists to circle globe nonstop, picking up their $1 million prize at National Air and Space Museum. 1999 – At midday on March 20th, a balloon carrying Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones 11,000 m (36,000 ft) above Mauritania ..

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