Infobase Publishing, 2003 - 106 σελίδες
Famous Flyers highlights aviators who influenced popular culture during the early 1900s, World War I and II, and the Cold War. This series combines history and pleasure reading in a fast-paced narrative of the lives of some of the most famous, and infamous, aviators of the 20th century. World War II combat pilot Yeager traveled at over 700 mph in 1947 to become the first person to break the sound barrier. Read about this heroic feat, and how he trained astronauts for the U.S. space program.
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