Alvin Swauger White
Born: 9 December 1918, Berkeley, California, United States
Died: 29 April 2006
Group: Man In Space Soonest (25 June 1958)
Group2: X-15 Pilots 1 ( 1957)
BS (Mechanical Engineering), University of California - Berkeley, 1947
White was backup to Scott Crossfield for the X-15. He had the same training as Crossfield, but never did fly the X-15. He did fly many of the chase planes for X-15 flights. He was the pilot on the XB-70 when it collided with an F-104 piloted by former X-15 pilot Joe Walker. Walker and White's co-pilot on the XB-70 were killed. White was able to eject and survived.
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