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Major General Caleb V. Haynes (1895 - 1966)

Caleb Vance Haynes (March 15, 1895 – April 5, 1966) was a United States Air Force (USAF) major general. The grandson of a famous Siamese Twin, he served in the Air Force as an organizer, able ...

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Group Capt Peter Woolridge Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC (1914 - 1995)

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Dick Merrill (1894 - 1982)

Henry Tyndall "Dick" Merrill (February 1, 1894 – October 31, 1982) was an early aviation pioneer. Among his feats he was the highest paid air mail pilot, flew the first round-trip transatlanti...

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Ilka (Lilly) Helene Coudenhove-Kalergi von Ronspergheim (1891 - c.1975)

wikipedia , memoriam-biography , hirnok-enciklopedia : Lilly was the 1st Hungarian woman Pilot of the Austrio-Hungarian Monarchy. She decided to become a pilot at an international aviation contest wh...

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Tom Campbell Black (1899 - 1936)

Tom Campbell Black (December 1899, Brighton, England – 19 September 1936, Liverpool, England) was a famous English aviator. He was the son of Alice Jean McCullough and Hugh Milner Black. He ...

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Henry King (1886 - 1982)

Henry King (January 24, 1886 – June 29, 1982) was an American film director. Before coming to film, King worked as an actor in various repertoire theatres, and first started to take small film...

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Zachary Smith Reynolds (1911 - 1932)

Zachary Smith Reynolds (November 5, 1911 - July 6, 1932) was an American amateur aviator and younger son of R. J. Reynolds. The Zachary Smith Reynolds story was the basis for two movies, Reckless, st...

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Group Captain Percy Pickard DSO** DFC (1915 - 1944)

Group Captain Percy Charles "Pick" Pickard DSO** DFC (16 May 1915–18 February 1944) was a British bomber pilot and commander during World War II. He is best remembered by the public for his ...

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Ormer Locklear (1891 - 1920)

Ormer Leslie "Lock" Locklear (October 28, 1891 – August 2, 1920) was an American daredevil stunt pilot and film actor during and immediately after World War I. Early life and career Born...

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Charles Aaron MP

Charles 'Chuck' Aaron (call sign "Malibu") is the only pilot licensed by the FAA to perform aerobatics in a helicopter in the United States, and one of only three such pilots in the world. In 1980, Aar...

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Paul Semrau (1915 - 1945)

Paul Semrau (12 November 1915 – 8 February 1945) was a Luftwaffe night fighter flying ace of World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German...

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Colonel William A. Jones, III (1922 - 1969)

William Atkinson Jones, III (May 31, 1922 – November 15, 1969) was a United States Air Force officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Hono...

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Lt. Colonel Leon Robert Vance, Jr. (1916 - 1944)

Leon Robert "Bob" Vance, Jr. (August 11, 1916 – July 26, 1944) was a Medal of Honor recipient who served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Early life and family Leo...

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Brig. General Frederick W. Castle (1908 - 1944)

Frederick Walker Castle (October 14, 1908–December 24, 1944) was a general officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. He was killed in acti...

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Vice Admiral Frederick M. Trapnell (1902 - 1975)

Frederick Mackay "Fred" Trapnell (July 9, 1902 - January 30, 1975) was a United States Navy admiral and aviation pioneer. Trapnell was the first US Navy pilot to fly a jet aircraft, was considered th...

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General Charles A. Gabriel (1928 - 2003)

Charles Alvin Gabriel (January 21, 1928 - September 4, 2003) was the 11th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. As chief of staff of the U. S. Air Force, General Gabriel served in a dual cap...

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General John Dale Ryan (1915 - 1983)

General John Dale Ryan (December 10, 1915 – October 27, 1983) was the seventh Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. As chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, General Ryan served in a d...

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Bessie Coleman, 1st American Aviatrix (1892 - 1926)

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-America...

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Colonel Neel E. Kearby (1911 - 1944)

Neel Ernest Kearby (June 5, 1911-March 5, 1944) was a U.S. Army Air Corps Colonel and P-47 Thunderbolt pilot in World War II who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat. Biography K...

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Lt. Commander Victor A. Prather Jr. (1926 - 1961)

Lieutenant Commander Victor A. Prather Jr. (June 4, 1926 – May 4, 1961) was an American flight surgeon famous for taking part in "Project RAM", a government project to develop the space suit. ...

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Lt. General Richard C. Mangrum (USMC) (1906 - 1985)

Richard C. Mangrum (October 27, 1906 – September 28, 1985) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1965 to 1967. Mangrum...

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Jeremiah Denton, U.S. Senator (1924 - 2014)

Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr. (July 15, 1924 – March 28, 2014) was a Rear Admiral and Naval Aviator in the United States Navy and, following his retirement from naval service, was a United State...

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Margaret Jane Ringenberg (1921 - 2008)

Born in Fort Wayne, she was a self-employed pilot and was was a WASP during World War II. She was a member of Grabill Missionary Church, The Ninety Nines, AOPA, Experimental Aircraft Association, Air R...

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Augustus Moore Herring (1867 - 1926)

Augustus Moore Herring (August 3, 1867 – July 17, 1926) was an American aviation pioneer, who sometimes is claimed by Michigan promoters to be the first true aviator of a motorized heavier-tha...

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Lt. Walter R. Taliaferro (1880 - 1915)

Lieutenant Walter R. Taliaferro (September 9, 1880 in Campbell County, Kentucky – October 11, 1915 in San Diego) was a United States Army aviator who died in a flying accident. After his fir...

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Sir Francis Chichester MP (1901 - 1972)

Early life Chichester was born in Barnstaple, Devon, England, and was the son of an Anglican clergyman, Reverend Charles Chichester, seventh son of Sir Arthur Chichester, 8th Baronet (see Chicheste...

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Terris Moore (1908 - 1993)

Terris Moore (April 11, 1908; Haddonfield, New Jersey – November 7, 1993; Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an explorer, mountaineer, light plane pilot, and the second president of the University ...

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John Joseph Seerley, Jr (1897 - 1943)

John Joseph Seerley, Jr (21 November 1897-21 August 1943) was an American pursuit pilot and a flying ace in World War I.[2] He re-joined the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. He was kill...

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Kenneth Cecil Gandar-Dower (1908 - 1944)

Kenneth Cecil Gandar-Dower (31 August 1908 – 12 February 1944) was a leading English sportsman, aviator, explorer and author. Born at his parents' home in Regent's Park, London, Gandar-Dower...

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Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (1897 - 1989)

Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (23 January 1897 – 31 January 1989) was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British i...

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William Bruce Overstreet, Jr. MP (1921 - 2013)

A World War II fighter pilot who gained fame for dramatically flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches to take down a German aircraft has died aged 92. William Overstreet Jr. died on Sunday at a hosp...

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Major Henry Talmage Elrod USMC MP (1905 - 1941)

Find a Grave From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Henry Talmage "Hammerin' Hank" Elrod (September 27, 1905–December 23, 1941) was a Marine Corps aviator. He was the first aviator to receive...

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Major Stephen W. Pless (USMC) (1939 - 1969)

Stephen Wesley Pless (September 6, 1939–July 20, 1969) was a major in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He earned the Medal of Honor as a UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" helicopter p...

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Vice Admiral Robert B. Pirie (1905 - 1990)

Robert Burns Pirie (18 April 1905 – 9 January 1990) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy. He was Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for air when he retired in 1962. Biography A nativ...

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Sydney MacGillvary Brown (1895 - 1952)

Sydney MacGillvary Brown was an author and associate professor of medieval history at Duquesne University. He originally gained renown as a World War I flying ace. He attended Oxford University on a ...

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Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet, GCB, OBE, AFC (1892 - 1984)

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet, GCB, OBE, AFC (13 April 1892 – 5 April 1984), commonly known as "Bomber" Harris by the press, and often within the RAF as...

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Raymond Oscar "R.O." Barton, Jr. (1927 - 2003)

Military Service: Korean War Veteran Raymond Oscar "R.O." Barton, Jr. graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1948 and served as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Fo...

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General John Kenneth Cannon (1892 - 1955)

General John Kenneth Cannon (March 2, 1892 – January 12, 1955) was a World War II Mediterranean combat commander and former chief of United States Air Forces in Europe for whom Cannon Air Forc...

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Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness MP (1906 - 1988)

Group Captain Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness OBE (9 June 1906 – 31 December 1988), was a British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Bath (1931-1945), business magnate and ph...

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Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Slessor GCB, DSO, MC (1897 - 1979)

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Cotesworth (Jack) Slessor GCB, DSO, MC (3 June 1897 – 12 July 1979) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force (RAF), serving as Chief of the Air Sta...

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General Carl Spaatz (1891 - 1974)

Carl Andrew "Tooey" Spaatz (June 28, 1891 – July 14, 1974) was an American World War II general and the first Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. Early life Born as Carl Andrew ...

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Wolfram / Ulf Frhr. von Richthofen (1895 - 1945)

Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (10 October 1895 – 12 July 1945) was a German Generalfeldmarschall (General Field Marshal) of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) during the Second World War. Born...

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Lothar-Siegfried Frhr. von Richthofen (1894 - 1922)

Lothar-Siegfried Freiherr von Richthofen (27 September 1894 – 4 July 1922) was a German First World War fighter ace credited with 40 victories. He was a younger brother of top-scoring ac...

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Charles Frank Burlingame III (1949 - 2001)

Charles Frank Burlingame III, who had been a fighter pilot in the United States Navy, was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 which was hijacked by terrorists and crashed into the Pentagon on 11 S...

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Captain George C. Watkins (USN) (1921 - 2005)

Capt. George C. Watkins had a singular career as a record-setting Navy test pilot in the 1950s. Over a 30-year military career, he set records for speed, altitude and number of landings on an aircraf...

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George Andrew Davis, Jr. (1920 - 1952)

. George Andrew Davis, Jr. (December 1, 1920 – February 10, 1952) was a highly decorated flying ace of the United States (US) Army in World War II, and later of the US Air Force during the Kor...

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Noel Wien (1899 - 1977)

Noel Wien (June 8, 1899 – July 19, 1977) was an American pioneer aviator. He was the founder of Wien Air Alaska, Alaska's first airline. Biography Born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, Wien l...

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Leigh Wade (1897 - 1991)

Leigh Wade was born in Cassopolis, Michigan in 1896 and graduated from high school there in 1915. He enlisted in the National Guard in June 1916, and a year later became an aviation cadet in Decemb...

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Raul-Reinhold Mardiat (1917 - 1943)

Tallinna Kaarli koguduse I pihtkonna sündinute ja ristitute nimekiri 1916-1922 (03.VI 1917 vkj) Viimne puhkepaik Мардиат, Ра&...

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Roscoe Turner (1895 - 1970)

Roscoe Turner b. 29 Sep 1895, Gift, Alcorn Co., MS, m. (1) 29 Sep 1924, Carline Stovall, m. (2) 18 Dec 1946, Margaret M. Miller. Roscoe died 1970. He was a world air speed racer in 1929. The airpor...

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Deke Slayton (1924 - 1993)

Donald Kent Slayton (March 1, 1924 – June 13, 1993), better known as Deke Slayton, was an American World War II pilot, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and a NASA administr...

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Donald Edward "Don" Sheldon (1921 - 1975)

Donald "Don" Edward Sheldon (November 21, 1921 – January 26, 1975) was a famous Alaskan bush pilot who pioneered the technique of glacier landings on Mount McKinley (Denali) during the 1950s a...

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Robert Campbell Reeve (1902 - 1980)

Robert Campbell "Bob" Reeve (March 27, 1902 – August 25, 1980) was the founder of Reeve Aleutian Airways. Childhood Bob Reeve was born in Waunakee, Wisconsin on March 27, 1902. He was on...

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John Bevins Moisant (1868 - 1910)

John Bevins Moisant (April 25, 1868 – December 31, 1910), known as the "King of Aviators," was an American aviator, aeronautical engineer, flight instructor, businessman, and revolutionary. ...

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Harriet Quimby (1875 - 1912)

Harriet Quimby (May 11, 1875 – July 1, 1912) was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becomi...

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Clyde Edward Pangborn (1894 - 1958)

Clyde Edward Pangborn (October 28, 1895 – March 29, 1958) also known as "Upside-Down Pangborn" was an American aviator who performed aerial stunts during the 1920s. Along with his co-pilot, ...

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Ruth Rowland Nichols (1901 - 1960)

Ruth Rowland Nichols (February 23, 1901 – September 25, 1960) was an aviation pioneer. She was the only woman yet to hold simultaneous world records for speed, altitude, and distance for a fem...

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Admiral Thomas H. Moorer (1912 - 2004)

Thomas Hinman Moorer (February 9, 1912 – February 5, 2004) was an admiral and naval aviator in the United States Navy who served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1967 to 1970, and as the Ch...

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Wayne Morris (1914 - 1959)

) Wayne Morris (February 17, 1914 – September 14, 1959), born Bert DeWayne Morris in Los Angeles, was an American film and television actor, as well as a decorated World War II fighter ace. He...

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David McCampbell (1910 - 1996)

Captain David McCampbell (January 16, 1910 – June 30, 1996) was an American naval aviator, who became the US Navy’s all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during World War II. ...

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John A. Macready (1887 - 1979)

John Arthur Macready (October 14, 1887 – September 15, 1979) was an American test pilot and aviator. He was the only three-time recipient of the Mackay Trophy, receiving the trophy three conse...

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Frank Luke, Jr. (1897 - 1918)

Frank Luke Jr. (May 19, 1897 – September 29, 1918) was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victori...

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Raoul Lufbery (1885 - 1918)

Gervais Raoul Lufbery March 14, 1885 – May 19, 1918 was a French-American fighter pilot and flying ace in World War I. Because he served in both French aviation, and later the United States Ar...

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Anthony “Tony” LeVier (1913 - 1998)

Anthony W. "Tony" LeVier (February 14, 1913 – February 6, 1998) was an air racer and test pilot for the Lockheed Corporation from the 1940s to the 1970s. Early life Born Anthony Puck in Du...

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Iven Carl Kincheloe, Jr. (1928 - 1958)

. Iven Carl "Kinch" Kincheloe, Jr. (July 2, 1928[2] – July 26, 1958) was an American test pilot, recipient of the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross, and an ace in the Korean War. Ea...

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Charles Rankin Bond, Jr. (1915 - 2009)

) Charles Rankin Bond, Jr. (April 22, 1915 – August 18, 2009) was an American pilot and United States Air Force officer. He served with the Flying Tigers in Burma and China during World War II...

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James H. Howard (1913 - 1995)

James Howell Howard (April 13, 1913 – March 18, 1995) was a general in the United States Air Force and the only fighter pilot in the European Theater of Operations in World War II to receive t...

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Vermont Garrison (1915 - 1994)

Vermont Garrison (October 29, 1915 — February 14, 1994) was a career officer in the United States Air Force, and an ace with 17.33 credited victories in aerial combat. He was one of only seven...

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David Lee "Tex" Hill (1915 - 2007)

David Lee "Tex" Hill (July 13, 1915 – October 11, 2007) was a fighter pilot and flying ace in World War II, with later service in Korea. Early life He was born in Kwangju, Korea, the son o...

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Betty Skelton Frankman (1926 - 2011)

Betty Skelton Erde (June 28, 1926 – August 31, 2011) was a land speed record holder and aerobatics pilot who set 17 aviation and automobile records. She was known as The First Lady of Firsts, ...

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Frank Kendall Everest, Jr. (1920 - 2004)

. Brigadier General Frank Kendall "Pete" Everest Jr. (August 9, 1920 – October 1, 2004) was a U.S. Air Force officer who is best remembered as an aeroengineer and test pilot during the 1950s. ...

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Carl Ben Eielson MP (1897 - 1929)

Carl Benjamin "Ben" Eielson (1897–1929) was an aviator, bush pilot and explorer. Background He was born in Hatton, North Dakota in 1897 to Norwegian immigrants. His interest in aviation we...

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Evelyn Olliphant (1903 - 1967)

Evelyn Olliphant de Seversky was the wife of plane designer Alexander de Seversky and herself a noteable aviatrix, a New Orleans socialite who in 1930 took up flying to surprise her husband, by the lat...

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Laurence Cardee Craigie (1902 - 1994)

Laurence Carbee Craigie (January 26, 1902 – February 27, 1994), was a United States aviator and United States Air Force general. He became the first U.S. military jet pilot in 1942 when he pil...

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Vice Admiral James Stockdale (1923 - 2005)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Rear Admiral James Bond Stockdale (NSN: 0-485624), United States Navy, for con...

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Clarence Duncan Chamberlin (1893 - 1976)

Clarence Duncan Chamberlin (November 11, 1893 – October 30/31, 1976) was the second man to pilot a fixed-wing aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, from New York to the European mainland, while ...

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Albert Boyd (1906 - 1976)

Albert Boyd (1906–1976) was a pioneering test pilot for the United States Air Force (USAF). During his 30-year career, he logged more than 23,000 hours of flight time in 723 military aircraft....

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John R. Alison (1912 - 2011)

John Richardson "Johnny" Alison (November 21, 1912 – June 6, 2011) was a highly decorated American combat ace of World War II and veteran of the Korean War, and is often cited as the father of...

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Scott Carpenter, Astronaut MP (1925 - 2013)

Malcolm Scott Carpenter (May 1, 1925 – October 10, 2013) was an American test pilot, astronaut and aquanaut. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in ...

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Group Captain Walter Myers Churchill DSO DFC (1907 - 1942)

Group Captain Walter Myers Churchill DSO DFC (24 November 1907 – 27 August 1942) was a Royal Air Force pilot during World War II. He was a brother of Captain Peter Churchill DSO Croix de Gue...

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First Lieutenant Félix Rigau Carrera (USMC) (1894 - 1954)

First Lieutenant Félix Rigau Carrera (August 30, 1894–October 13, 1954), known as "El Águila de Sabana Grande" (The Eagle from Sabana Grande), was the first Puerto Rican pilot an...

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside, GCB, MC, DFC (1893 - 1969)

Marshal of the Royal Air Force William Sholto Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside, GCB, MC, DFC (23 December 1893 – 29 October 1969) was a senior figure in the Royal Air Force up to and d...

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Tom Harmon (1919 - 1990)

Heisman Trophy winner Thomas Dudley Harmon was a star player in United States college football, a sports broadcaster, and patriarch of a family of American actors. As a player, he is considered by some...

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Gordon Cooper (1927 - 2004)

Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. (March 6, 1927 – October 4, 2004), also known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot and one of the seven original astronauts in Project M...

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Lt. Colonel Alfred A. Cunningham (USMC) (1881 - 1939)

Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Austell Cunningham (March 8, 1881 - May 27, 1939) was a United States Marine Corps officer who became the first Marine Corps aviator and the first Director of Marine Corps A...

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Major General Marion E. Carl (USMC) (1915 - 1998)

Major General Marion Eugene Carl, USMC, (November 1, 1915 – June 28, 1998) was a World War II fighter ace, record-setting test pilot, and naval aviator. During World War II, he became the firs...

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Lt. Colonel John F. Bolt (USMC) (1921 - 2004)

John Franklin Bolt (19 May 1921 – 8 September 2004) was a United States Marine Corps aviator and a decorated flying ace who served during World War II and the Korean War. He remains the only U...

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General Vernon E. Megee (USMC) (1900 - 1992)

Vernon Edgar Megee (June 5, 1900-January 14, 1992) was a United States Marine Corps general officer. He is recognized as a pioneer in the development of close air support for ground combat operations...

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Vice Admiral Elliott Buckmaster (USN) (1889 - 1976)

Vice Admiral Elliott Buckmaster (October 19, 1889 - October 10, 1976) was a United States Navy officer, later promoted to flag rank, and naval aviator during World War I and World War II. Born in B...

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Major General Edward Peck Curtis (1897 - 1987)

Major General Edward Peck Curtis began his career as a lieutenant in World War I. His six aerial victories made him a flying ace. Born in Rochester, New York, Edward Peck Curtis was a graduate of S...

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Cyril Louis Norton Newall, 1st Baron Newall, GCB OM GCMG CBE AM (1886 - 1963)

Marshal of the Royal Air Force 1940; Chief of Air Staff 1937-40; Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of New Zealand 1941-46. Marshal of the Royal Air Force Cyril Louis Norton Newall, 1st Baron ...

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Kenneth H. Dahlberg MP (1917 - 2011)

Kenneth Harry Dahlberg (June 30, 1917 – October 4, 2011) was an American businessman and highly decorated World War II fighter ace. According to reporter Bob Woodward, a check made out to Dahl...

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Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader MP (1910 - 1982)

Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader From Wikipedia: ( /ˈbɑːdər/) CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL (21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal...

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Major General Clarence L. Tinker (1887 - 1942)

Major General Clarence Leonard Tinker (1887–1942) was an airman who lost his life during World War II while on a combat mission during the Japanese attack on Midway Island in the Pacific, June...

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Sir Alliott Verdon Roe MP (1877 - 1958)

Sir Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe OBE, Hon. FRAeS, FIAS (26 April 1877 – 4 January 1958) was a pioneer English pilot and aircraft manufacturer, and founder in 1910 of the Avro company. After experi...

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Fred Noonan MP (1893 - d.)

Navigated first attempted round-the-world perimeter flight for Amelia Earhart. See Joseph "Fred" Noonan (April 4, 1893 – missing July 2, 1937, declared dead June 20, 1938) was an American flight...

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Group Captain Gilbert Insall, VC, MC, RAF (1894 - 1972)

Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall VC MC (14 May 1894 – 17 February 1972) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that ca...

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Victor Emmanuel Chapman (1890 - 1916)

Victor Chapman (April 17, 1890 in New York – June 24, 1916 near Douaumont) was a French-American pilot remembered for his exploits during World War I. He was the first American pilot to die in...

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Wiley Hardeman Post (Famous Aviator) (1898 - 1935)

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John Arthur Love, Governor MP (1916 - 2002)

John Arthur Love (November 29, 1916 – January 21, 2002) was a United States attorney and Republican politician who served as the 36th Governor of the State of Colorado from 1963 to 1973. Joh...

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