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Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier....

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December 22, 1947

KENTUCKY TIMES-STAR, Cincinnati, Dec. 22, 1947 

* United States Air Force - Chuck Yeager
* Bell XS-1 rocket airplane
* Speed of Sound broken - 1st time

The front page of the Cincinnati section (page 15) has a two column heading: "Army Plane Reportedly Exceeds Speed of Sound" with subhead: "Magazine Says Rocket Ship Has Blasted Sonic Barrier" with mention of the famed Chuck Yeager. Also a banner headline concerning Nazi concentration camp officers: "DEATH DECREED FOR 25 NAZI CAMP CHIEFS".
Complete in 36 pages, some small binding holes along spine, minor margin wear, generally nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century