14 Oct 1947

  • Prince Yasuhiko lost his imperial status and privileges and was made a common citizen. ww2dbase [Yasuhiko | CPC]
  • Morimasa's princely title was abolished. ww2dbase [Morimasa | Tokyo | CPC]
  • Queen Wilhelmina passed her monarchial duties to Princess Juliana due to health issues. ww2dbase [Wilhelmina | CPC]
United States
  • Over the Mojave Desert in California, United States, Captain Chuck Yeager flew the X-1 prototype rocket-powered aircraft out of the bomb bay of a B-29 bomber at the altitude of 23,000 feet, ascended to 43,000 feet, and broke the sound barrier at the speed of 700 miles per hour. ww2dbase [Charles Yeager | California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Oct 1947
Yeager in front of the X-1 aircraft, 14 Oct 1947

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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