Uncommon glossy 10 x 8 Bell Aerospace Company publicity photo of Chuck Yeager speaking with President Harry Truman and leaning on the Collier Air Trophy, signed in black felt tip, "Charles E. Yeager, B/Gen. USAF."
In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the upper right corner, wrinkling to the upper left corner, and a paperclip impression to the left edge. President Truman awarded the Collier Air Trophy, commonly rated aviation's highest honor, to the three men instrumental in achieving the first human faster-than-sound flight. Along with Yeager, also given the award were John Stack, research scientist on the staff on the staff of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, and Lawrence D. Bell, president of Bell Aircraft Corporation of Buffalo.
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