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Collection

0455: Brigadier General Chuck Yeager Collection, 1923-1987

Institution

Marshall University Archives and Special Collections

Date

Fall 9-3-1947

Description

The first entry is a letter to Captain Yeager regarding a test flight of the XS-1 only a month before the model was used to brake the sound barrier. In this first letter, Colonel Albert Boyd requires explanation of why Captain Yeager exceeded authorized speeds. The second letter contains Captain Yeager's response in which he explains that safety is his primary concern. The letters are dated September 3rd, 1947 and September 9th, 1947.

Format

Correspondence

Language

English

Place

Wright Field (Ohio), Ohio--Wright Field

Subject

Correspondence, Airplanes--Flight testing,

Type

Text

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Identifier

1987.01.0455.14.12.01

Letter from Albert Boyd Regarding September 1947 XS-1 Flight and Response

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