Lt. Col Frank K. “Pete” Everest

Lieutenant Colonel Frank Kendall Everest, U.S. Air Force.

Lt. Col Frank K. “Pete” Everest set the last low altitude world absolute speed record when he piloted the YF-100 ti 755 mph, Oct. 29, 1953. He subsequently piloted the rocket-powered Bell X-2 to a record speed of Mach 2.87 or 1,900 mph in June 1956. (Courtesy photo)

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