The most experienced test pilot in the world.
he broke the sound barrier in 1947
and continued to chase the sound for decades.
The first pilot to shot down the first jet plane the German ME-262.
He was considered to be a great candidate for the Apollo 11 mission,
but was ineligible for the space program for lack of diploma.
He commanded the 405th Tactical Fighter Wing at Clark Air Base, in the Philippines,during the Vietnam war.
He never wanted to be inside a can but he is