Renowned pilot who served as a Brigadier General with the U.S. Air Force and as an aviation Captain with the U.S. Navy.
He served in World War II as a military test pilot.
He flew non-stop from New York to London in his single-engine, propeller-driven P-51 Mustang.
He married the famous Hollywood actress Maureen O'Hara in 1968.
He and Noel Wien both became famous for their superior aviation skills.