Standing left to right alongside of Bell XS-1 are: Captain Charles E. Yeager, Major Gus Lundquist and Captain James Fitzgerald (LOC)

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Standing left to right alongside of Bell XS-1 are: Captain Charles E. Yeager, Major Gus Lundquist and Captain James Fitzgerald

[1947 or 1948]

1 photographic print.

Photograph shows "Chuck" Yeager, Gus Lundquist, and Jim Fitzgerald wearing a flight suit, standing next to the Bell XS-1 rocket research airplane "Glamorous Glennis."
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A.C. 34514.
Credit: U.S. Air Force photo., Wash. D.C.

Bell Aircraft Corporation--1940-1950.
Yeager, Chuck,--1923-
Lundquist, Gustav E.,--1919-
Fitzgerald, James Thomas, d. 1948.
Test pilots--United States--1940-1950.

Format: Portrait photographs--1940-1950.
Group portraits--1940-1950.
Photographic prints--1940-1950.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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Call Number: LOT 6010 [item]


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 15/Sep/2023 15:09:21

    Great pic. Haven’t seen this one in the Glamorous Glennis lineup before! 👍

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    Hanna (LOC P

    • 18/Sep/2023 12:33:19

    On September 18, 1947, the National Security Act of 1947 created the United States Air Force (USAF) as a separate military branch. The USAF traces its roots to the early 1900s and the United States Army and the Aeronautical Division of the Signal Corps. One month later, Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager would break the sound barrier flying the Bell X-1, which he named "Glamourous Glennis" after his wife.

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    • 08/Oct/2023 12:41:58

    I met Chuck Yeager in the wee hours of the morning at Burbank Airport, in an FBO. He and I were the only two people there. That was Saturday, February 8, 1986, when he piloted a Piper Cheyenne 400 LS from Burbank Airport to La Guardia Airport in New York in 5 hours, 23 minutes. The man I met was a very approachable, humble guy. I wished him luck, as we parted.