Bob Hoover

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Birthday
24, 1922
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Oct 25, 2016 (94)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1922
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Oct 25, 2016 (94)

About

Test, combat, and air show pilot for the United States Air Force. He served in both World War II and the Korean War, winning numerous military honors.

Before Fame

After his plane was shot down by the Germans in 1944, he spent nearly a year and a half in a Nazi prison camp.

Trivia

His military decorations include the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Croix de Guerre.

Family Life

He grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where he worked at a grocery store to fund his flight lessons.

Associated With

He was an acquaintance of fellow aviation great Charles Lindbergh.