by Kirkland An
Posted 12/08/20, 07:20 am
Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the United States Air Force brigadier general most well known for being the first person to break the sound barrier, died Monday at age 97. Recognized for his unusually sharp vision, Yeager became a fighter pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II despite insufficient education, and he became an ace. After the war, he became a test pilot at Muroc Army Air Field in southern California.