Iven Carl Kincheloe Jr.

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Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Jul 26, 1958 (30)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Jul 26, 1958 (30)

About

Test pilot-turned-Korean War flying ace who was awarded the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Before Fame

He was a member of the ROTC when, in the summer of 1948, he got to meet Chuck Yeager and sit in the cockpit of the plane that Yeager had flown while breaking the sound barrier.

Trivia

He earned the Silver Star and was promoted to the rank of Captain as a result of his courageous actions during the Korean War. At the end of the war, he retired from the military but continued to fly test planes.

Family Life

He grew up in Cassopolis, Michigan.

Associated With

He and Jay Zeamer were well-known ace pilots.