Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune
July 28, 2011
Aviation legend Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager USAF (ret.) greets people at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Yeager has flown more than 341 different types of military aircraft in his long and distinguished flying career. He flew in four wars: World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Pakistan for their war with India in 1971-73. The WWII Ace served a nine-year Air Force assignment as the nation's leading test pilot and became well known throughout the world as the first person to fly an aircraft faster than the speed of sound.