Pilots

Werner Baumbach

Werner Baumbach

27 December 1916 - 20 October 1953

German bomber pilot

Thomas Hinman Moorer

Thomas Hinman Moorer

February 9, 1912 - February 5, 2004

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Bruce Sundlun

Bruce Sundlun

19 January 1920 - 21 July 2011

American World War II pilot

Wop May

Wop May

April 20, 1896 - June 21, 1952

Pilots

Franz von Werra

Franz von Werra

13 July 1914 - 25 October 1941

Recipient of the Knights Cross

John Cruickshank

John Cruickshank

20 May 1920 -

Recipient of the Victoria Cross

Gabby Gabreski

Gabby Gabreski

January 28, 1919 - January 31, 2002

Pilots

Dominic Salvatore Gentile

Dominic Salvatore Gentile

December 6, 1920 - January 28, 1951

Pilots

Arthur Louis Aaron

Arthur Louis Aaron

5 March 1922 - 13 August 1943

RAF pilot, recipient of the Victoria Cross

Albert Scott Crossfield

Albert Scott Crossfield

October 2, 1921 - April 19, 2006

United States Navy officer

Joseph A. Walker

Joseph A. Walker

20 February 1921 - 8 June 1966

USAF/NASA test pilot and astronaut

Patty Wagstaff

Patty Wagstaff

11 September 1951 -

US aviator

Jay Hammond

Jay Hammond

July 21, 1922 - August 2, 2005

Governor of Alaska

Scott Speicher

Scott Speicher

July 12, 1957 - January 17, 1991

USN pilot killed in Iraq

Robert K. Morgan

Robert K. Morgan

July 31, 1918 - May 15, 2004

Pilots

Dick Rutan

Dick Rutan

July 1, 1938 -

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal

Georges Guynemer

Georges Guynemer

24 December 1894 - 11 September 1917 (Aged 22)

Pilots

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

October 11, 1930 -

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal

Addison Baker

Addison Baker

January 1, 1907 - August 1, 1943

United States Air Force Medal of Honor recipient

Don Bennett

Don Bennett

14 September 1910 - 15 September 1986

Royal Air Force air marshals

Wiley Post

Wiley Post

November 22, 1898 - August 15, 1935

First pilot to fly around the world

Mantell UFO incident

Mantell UFO incident

30 June 1922 - 7 January 1948

Pilots

Henry T. Elrod

Henry T. Elrod

September 27, 1905 - December 23, 1941

Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient

Lanoe Hawker

Lanoe Hawker

1890 - 1916

British World War I fighter pilot, recipient of the Victoria Cross.

Jack Hayward

Jack Hayward

14 June 1923 -

Pilots

Pierre Clostermann

Pierre Clostermann

28 February 1921 - 22 March 2006

Pilots

John M. Fabian

John M. Fabian

January 28, 1939 -

Pilot

Curtis Brown

Curtis Brown

March 11, 1956 -

American Air Force pilot and astronaut

Nancy Harkness Love

Nancy Harkness Love

February 14, 1914 - October 22, 1976

Pilots

Robert F. Overmyer

Robert F. Overmyer

July 14, 1936 - March 22, 1996

American test pilot and astronaut

Hans-Ulrich Rudel

Hans-Ulrich Rudel

2 July 1916 - 18 December 1982

German World War II Stuka pilot

Karl Schnörrer

Karl Schnörrer

22 March 1919 - 25 September 1979

German flying ace

Michael Durant

Michael Durant

July 23, 1961 -

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal

Janusz Żurakowski

Janusz Żurakowski

12 September 1914 - 9 February 2004

Pilot

Thomas Selfridge

Thomas Selfridge

February 8, 1882 - September 17, 1908

first person to die in a crash of a powered airplane

Guy Gibson

Guy Gibson

12 August 1918 - 19 September 1944

Recipient of the Victoria Cross

Jerry Rawlings

Jerry Rawlings

22 June 1947 - Living

Fighter pilot and Former politician

Erich Warsitz

Erich Warsitz

October 18, 1906 - July 12, 1983

German aviator

Hughie Edwards

Hughie Edwards

1 August 1914 - 5 August 1982

Australian Victoria Cross recipient, senior officer in the Royal Air Force and Governor of Western Australia

Edward Fredkin

Edward Fredkin

1934 -

Fighter pilot, physicist, businessman

Sigizmund Levanevsky

Sigizmund Levanevsky

May 15, 1902 - August 13, 1937

Soviet pilot

Alexander Pokryshkin

Alexander Pokryshkin

March 6, 1913 - November 13, 1985

Pilots

Eric Kretz

Eric Kretz

June 7, 1966 -

Pilots

Dean DeLeo

Dean DeLeo

August 23, 1961 -

Pilots

Lloyd Allan Trigg

Lloyd Allan Trigg

5 May 1914 - 11 August 1943

Recipient of the Victoria Cross

Christopher Draper

Christopher Draper

15 April 1892 - 16 January 1979

British flying ace

Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

May 1, 1925 -

Test pilot, one of the original seven American astronauts

Russell William Thaw

Russell William Thaw

October 25, 1910 - May 6, 1984

American pilot

George H. Gay, Jr.

George H. Gay, Jr.

March 8, 1917 - October 21, 1994

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal

Erich Hartmann

Erich Hartmann

19 April 1922 - 20 September 1993

German World War II fighter pilot

George Lincoln Rockwell

George Lincoln Rockwell

March 9, 1918 - August 25, 1967

Pilots

Jim Mollison

Jim Mollison

19 April 1905 - 30 October 1959

Aviator

Adolf Galland

Adolf Galland

19 March 1912 - 9 February 1996

German World War II fighter pilot

George Beurling

George Beurling

6 December 1921 - 20 May 1948

WWII Ace

Hughie Green

Hughie Green

1920 - 1997

Pilots

Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran

May 11, 1906 - August 9, 1980

Aviator, test pilot, spokesperson, and businessperson

James Stockdale

James Stockdale

December 23, 1923 - July 5, 2005

United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient

Douglas Bader

Douglas Bader

21 February 1910 - 5 September 1982

Royal Air Force fighter pilot

Paul Tibbets

Paul Tibbets

February 23, 1915 - November 1, 2007

American Air Force pilot

Leonard Cheshire

Leonard Cheshire

7 September 1917 - 31 July 1992

Recipient of the Victoria Cross

Hanna Reitsch

Hanna Reitsch

29 March 1912 - 24 August 1979

Pilots

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

1 July 1903 - 5 January 1941

Pioneering English aviator

Richard Bong

Richard Bong

September 24, 1920 - August 6, 1945

United States Air Force Medal of Honor recipient

Jimmy Doolittle

Jimmy Doolittle

December 14, 1896 - September 27, 1993

United States Air Force Medal of Honor recipient

Joseph Kittinger

Joseph Kittinger

1928 -

American military pilot

Elliot See

Elliot See

July 23, 1927 - February 28, 1966

American test pilot and NASA astronaut

Roland Garros (aviator)

Roland Garros (aviator)

6 October 1888 - 5 October 1918

French aviator and fighter pilot

Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers

August 17, 1929 - August 1, 1977

American pilot

Chuck Yeager

Chuck Yeager

1923 -

American World War II flying ace and test pilot; first pilot to fly faster than sound


Living octopus

Living octopus

In countries which are located near sea coasts, sea food is an important part of national cuisine