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Fleming


Fleming, Patrick Dawson (-1956) American test pilot, flew numerous test aircraft at Edwards AFB until killed in first crash of a B-52.

Fleming was the fourth-ranked US Navy Ace of World War II, credited with 19 air-to-air victories in the Pacific, finally being shot down over Tokyo two days before the war's end. He was awarded of the Navy Cross and five Air Medals. He transferred to the Army Air Corps, then became a test pilot when the Air Corps became the Air Force in 1947, participating in numerous test projects at Edwards Air Force Base, until dying in the first crash of a B-52.

Status: Deceased.
Died: 1956.07.01.

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1949 October 6 - .
  • XS-1 Flight 126 - . Crew: Fleming. Payload: XS-1 # 1 flight 73. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fleming. Class: Manned. Type: Manned rocketplane. Spacecraft: XS-1. Summary: AF flight 51. Pilot familiarization..

1956 July 1 - .
  • Death of Patrick Dawson Fleming. Died in first crash of a B-52. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fleming. Summary: American test pilot, flew numerous test aircraft at Edwards AFB until killed in first crash of a B-52..

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