|Celebrated Name:||Chuck Yeager|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Charles Elwood Yeager|
|Age:||100 years old|
|Birth Date:||13 February 1923|
|Birth Place:||Myra, West Virginia, U.S.|
|Height:||6 feet 1 inch|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Glennis Dickhouse (married 1945 died 1990), Victoria Scott D’Angelo (Married 2003)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Don, Susan, Sharon, and Mickey)|
|Is Chuck Yeager Gay?||NO|
|Profession:||Air Force Officer, Flying ace, Test Pilot|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$2 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
Charles Elwood Yeager, popularly known as Chuck Yeager is a former flying ace, a record-setting test pilot and an Air Force Officer from the United States of America. Chuck made a record by being the first pilot in history verified to have surpassed the speed of wind in level flight. He is famous for taking part in World War II, working as a private in the 1941 United States Army Air Forces.
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Early Life & Biography
Chuck Yeager was born on 13 February 1923 to his parents, Susie Mae Sizemore and Albert Hal Yeager, in Mayra, located in West Virginia. His parents were farmers and relocated to Hamlin, West Virginia when he was at the age of five. Chuck Yeager went to Hamlin High School, where Chuck played football and basketball, getting his best marks in typing and geometry. He later graduated from Hamlin High School in June 1941.
Chuck Yeager’s first military experience was at his teen years during the summers of 1939 to 1940 at the Citizens Military Training Camp located at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Chuck Yeager always loved his wife, Glennis, to the extent that he named his plane after her, stating that she brings him good luck charm and any airplane he names after she always brought him home. Chuck Yeager, together with his wife Glennis, relocated to Grass Valley in California, following his 1975 retirement from the Air Force. The two succeeded due to Yeager’s best-selling autobiography, talking of engagements and commercial investments. Chuck’s wife Glennis succumbed to ovarian cancer in 1990. The couple had four children named, Don, Susan, Sharon, and Mickey.
Back in 2000, during a hiking trail in Nevada County, Chuck Yeager met Victoria Scott D’Angelo, an actress. The two started dating soon after their meeting and got married in August of 2003.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 13 February 1923, Chuck Yeager is 100 years old as of today’s date 27th May 2023. His height is 6 feet 1 inch tall, and his weight is 83 kg.
World War II
Chuck Yeager made his career debut on 12 September 1941 after joining as a private in the United States of America Army Air Force. Chuck became a mechanic of aircraft at George Air Force Base, Victorville, California. At joining the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF), Chuck was not qualified for flight schooling due to his educational background and age. However, the entering of the U.S. into World War II saw USAAF altering its recruiting principles. Being a sharpshooter, Chuck Yeager exhibited natural talent as a pilot and got acknowledged for flight training.
Following his training, Chuck Yeager displayed excellent flying skills and leadership in combat. He became the first pilot from his team on 12 October 1944 to make ‘ace in a day’ shooting five rival aircraft in a solo mission.
Chuck Yeager got commissioned as a second lieutenant while at Leiston, following his promotion to captain before his tour ended.
Post-World War II
Chuck Yeager continued serving at the Air Force even after the end of World War II and became a test pilot for Muroc Army Air Field, presently named Edwards Air Force Base.
On 14 October 1947, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier flying the X-1 Glamorous Glennis at Mach 1.05, of 45,000 feet altitude, above the Rogers Dry Lake located in the Mojave Desert.
Chuck Yeager went ahead to break several other altitudes and speed records. He was among the first pilots from America to fly on a MiG-15, following No Kumsok, its pilot’s defection to South Korea. In 1953, Chuck flew a chase aircraft for Jackie Cochran, a resident pilot, becoming the first female to beat the speed of sound.
Awards & Achievements
Chuck Yeager has won numerous awards through his career, with his first award dating from the year 1947 to his latest award in 1985. He received the Mackay Trophy and the Collier Trophy back in 1948. Chuck also received the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal in 1975.
Net Worth & Salary of Chuck Yeager in 2023
As of May 2023, Chuck Yeager has an estimated net worth of more than $2 million. He earned his fortune throughout his career working at the Air Force.
Chuck Yeager is a multi-talented pilot and an Air Force Officer whose hard work and dedication have taken him this far. Chuck began his career as a private and went up through the ranks due to passion and good leadership qualities. Chuck loved his job since he was able to climb to the top with minimum qualifications.
Yeager was 5 foot 9 inches tall at his peak………now at his advanced age I’m sure he is shorter….I have known him for many years and have many pictures of him standing next to me and anyone can see that he is a good deal shorter than me @ 6 foot and, I slouch my wife tells me…..
Interesting article. I grew up in Hamlin, WV 2 doors away from Susie and Hal Yeager. My mother, Opal Ray Roberts Jarrett was Chuck Yeager’s teacher in high school and my cousin Rex Ray was one of his best friends. Rex and Chuck were cohorts in all kinds of shenanigans such as drag racing and general mischief around Hamlin. Chuck is our hero from West Virginia.
The speed of wind ??? What kind of nonsense is that ?