Albert Scott Crossfield

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Birthday
2, 1921
Birthplace
Berkeley, CA
Death Date
Apr 19, 2006 (84)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1921
Birthplace
Berkeley, CA
Death Date
Apr 19, 2006 (84)

About

Renowned test pilot and U.S. Navy fighter pilot who became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound.

Before Fame

He was a fighter pilot in World War II and later studied aeronautical engineering at the University of Washington.

Trivia

He was a member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology from 1977 until 1993.

Family Life

He was born in Berkeley, California and spent part of his early life in Washington state.

Associated With

He was mentioned in author Tom Wolfe's book, The Right Stuff, which was later adapted into a film.