Test, fight, and air display pilot for america Air Push. He offered in both Globe Battle II as well as the Korean Battle, winning numerous armed service honors. After his aircraft was shot down from the Germans in 1944, he spent almost a year . 5 inside a Nazi jail camp. His armed service decorations are the Crimson Heart, the Recognized Flying Cross, as well as the Croix de Guerre. He was raised in Nashville, Tennessee, where he worked well at a supermarket to invest in his airline flight lessons. He was an acquaintance of fellow aviation great Charles Lindbergh.