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Lt. Colonel Fitz Fulton Jr. Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

LT. COLONEL FITZ FULTON JR.
Born: June 6, 1925 in Blakely, Georgia
Died: February 4, 2015 in Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles, California
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Flew C-54s in support for the Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests and subsequently completed 225 missions during the Berlin Airlift.

Flew 55 combat missions during the Korean Conflict in the Douglas B-26 Invader

Completed the Air Force Experimental Test Pilot School in 1952 and flew the B-29 and B-50 which launched the X-1 and X-2 rocket plane.

Was the only Air Force pilot to fly a Boeing NB-36H with an atomic reactor on board and one of two pilots to fly XB-60 test aircraft.

He was project pilot on the B-58 supersonic bomber program and set an international altitude record of 85,360 feet with the aircraft carrying a payload of 11,023 pounds (5000 kilograms) in 1962.

Flew the Mach 3 XB-70 Valkarie prototype.

In 1966 Fulton became chief test pilot at NASA; Dryden Flight Research Facility where he tested the X-15, 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, and SR-71 Blackbird prototypes.

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