Victoria Yeager Wiki – Biography
Victoria Scott D’Angelo is an actress, known for Witness (1985). She has been married to Chuck Yeager since August 2003.
Chuck Yeager was a United States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot, has died. In 1947, he became the first pilot in history confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight.
Yeager’s career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces in 1941. After serving as an aircraft mechanic, in September 1942 he entered enlisted pilot training and upon graduation was promoted to the rank of flight officer (the World War II USAAF equivalent to warrant officer), later achieving most of his aerial victories as a P-51 fighter pilot on the Western Front, where he was credited with 11.5 enemy aircraft.
Victoria Yeager Age
Victoria Yeager’s age is unknown.
Husband & Children
Married Brigadier General Charles “Chuck” Yeager in August of 2003. Their engagement sparked a legal battle between General Yeager and his four adult children over his assets.
In 2008 a judge ruled in General Yeager’s favor. He decided that Yeager’s daughter Susan had over stepped her position as trustee. Hundreds of thousands of dollars had been illegally removed from his accounts.
Husband Chuck Yeager Death
Chuck Yeager, the pioneering Air Force pilot who broke the sound barrier and was featured in “The Right Stuff,” has died. He was 97.
His wife, Victoria Yeager, announced on his Twitter account that he passed away Monday.
“It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET,” his wife wrote. “An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest Pilot, & a legacy of strength, adventure, & patriotism will be remembered forever.”
As one of the U.S. Air Force’s most decorated test pilots, retired Brig. Gen. Yeager first broke the sound barrier in 1947. He was the first pilot in history to fly faster than the speed of sound in level flight.
“This is a sad day for America,” John Nicoletti, Yeager’s friend and ground crew chief, told CNN Monday night. “After he broke the sound barrier, we all now have permission to break barriers.”
Nicoletti said Yeager had gone through some physical challenges in recent years and had a fall that led to complications and other issues due to his age.
Yeager resided in Northern California but died in a Los Angeles hospital, Nicoletti said.
“Yeager was never a quitter,” Nicoletti recalled of his friend. “He was an incredibly courageous man.”