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COLONEL WILLIAM J. "PETE" KNIGHT - QUESTIONNAIRE SIGNED - HFSID 269503

WILLIAM J. "PETE" KNIGHT A questionnaire filled out by the X-15 pilot, citing his favorite food as 'steak' and his favorite film as The Quiet Man Questionnaire signed: "Wm J Knight", 6½x3¾ card.

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WILLIAM J. "PETE" KNIGHT
A questionnaire filled out by the X-15 pilot, citing his favorite food as 'steak' and his favorite film as The Quiet Man
Questionnaire signed: "Wm J Knight", 6½x3¾ card. His handwritten responses to a series of printed, personal questions: favorite animal - "Horse"; favorite food - "steak"; favorite movie - "The Quiet Man"; favorite song - "Wind Beneath My Wings". On October 3, 1967, Air Force Col. William J. "Pete" Knight (1929-2004) piloted the modified X-15A-2 to a speed of 4,520 mph (Mach 6.7), the highest speed ever attained in an airplane. After nearly ten years of test flying at Edwards AFB, he went to Southeast Asia in 1968 where he completed a total of 253 combat sorties in the F-100. Knight has been inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame (1988), the Aerospace Walk of Honor (1990) and the International Space Hall of Fame (1998). Ink note on verso (no show through). Fine condition.

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