Tex Johnston

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Birthday
14, 1914
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Oct 29, 1988 (74)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1914
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Oct 29, 1988 (74)

About

Daredevil test pilot who barrel-rolled a Boeing 707 on the aircraft's demonstration flight.

Before Fame

He flew for the first time at age eleven and had become a solo pilot and barnstormer by the time he had reached his mid-teens.

Trivia

He landed the barrel-rolled 707 safely and was reprimanded by the president of Boeing.

Family Life

He and his wife, DeLores, were married for more than sixty years.

Associated With

Johnston's maverick style may have inspired Slim Pickens' character in the film Dr. Strangelove.