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TRENDING List of Famous Fighter Pilots

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List of famous fighter pilots, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top fighter pilots in the world? This includes the most prominent fighter pilots, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable fighter pilots is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic fighter pilots were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned fighter pilots.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known fighter pilots to the lesser known fighter pilots of today, these are some of the best professionals in the fighter pilot field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous fighter pilots ever?" and "What are the names of famous fighter pilots?" then you're in the right place. (99 items)
John McCain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Fighter Pilots
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John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Coco Solo

Profession: Pilot, Statesman, Politician, Military Officer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Face the Nation, Television's Vietnam, Why We Fight, Ethos

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Bob Barker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Fighter Pilots
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Robert William "Bob" Barker is an American former television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974. Born in ...more

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Age: 92

Birthplace: Darrington, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Game Show Host, Actor, Presenter Fighter pilot

Credits: Happy Gilmore, The Price Is Right, Truth or Consequences, The Family Game That's My Line

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Buzz Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Fighter Pilots
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Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. He set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. He is also a ...more

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Age: 85

Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Astronaut, Author, Actor Writer, + more

Credits: Tom Green Live, The Big Bang Theory, Space Brothers, Mass Effect 3

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Prince Andrew, Duke of York is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Fighter Pilots
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Prince Andrew, Duke of York KG GCVO CD ADC, is the second son and third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of his birth, he was second in the line of succession to succeed his mother; he is currently fifth in line. He also holds the actual rank of commander ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Buckingham Palace, London, England

Profession: Investor, Military Officer, Fighter pilot

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Walter Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Fighter Pilots
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Ronnie Walter Cunningham, better known as Walt Cunningham, is a retired American astronaut. In 1968, he was the Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 7 mission. He was NASA's third civilian astronaut, and has also been a fighter pilot, physicist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author of The ...more

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Age: 83

Birthplace: Creston, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Astronaut, Fighter pilot

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William Anders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Fighter Pilots
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William Alison "Bill" Anders, is a former United States Air Force officer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. He is, along with Apollo 8 crewmates Frank Borman and Jim Lovell, one of the first three persons to have left Earth orbit and traveled to the Moon. ...more

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Age: 82

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Profession: Astronaut, Fighter pilot, Engineer

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Alexey Leonov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Fighter Pilots
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Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov is a retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut and Air Force Major General. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk. ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Listvyanka, Irkutsky District, Irkutsk Oblast

Profession: Astronaut, Fighter pilot

Credits: Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back

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Philippe Perrin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Fighter Pilots
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Philippe Perrin is a French test pilot and former CNES and European Space Agency astronaut. ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Meknes, Morocco

Profession: Pilot, Astronaut, Fighter pilot

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