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1947

Chuck Yeager

 
 
1947 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. 1947 Marker
Inscription.  Test pilot Capt. Chuck Yeager flies the Bell X-1 jet Glamorous Glennis at Mach 1.06, the first time a plane exceeds the speed of sound.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 38° 52.53′ N, 77° 0.202′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from New Jersey Avenue Southeast north of Tingey Street Southeast, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 1958 (a few steps from this marker); 1956 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1956 (a few steps from this marker); Cantilever Bridge (a few steps from this marker); 1960/2000 (a few steps from this marker); Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer (a few steps from this marker); 1970/2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); April 1, 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 99 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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