Photo courtesy of e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia
Gen. Frank Kendall "Pete" Everest Jr. (Aug. 10, 1920-Oct. 1, 2004) was a military aviator and a pioneer in U.S. rocket plane flying who earned the nickname "the fastest man alive." He test-piloted 122 different models and makes of aircraft and logged more than 10,000 hours in about 170 aircraft types.
Gallery: Famous West Virginians
Jun. 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
West Virginia was once considered home for many famous faces. Here are some of the famous people with ties to West Virginia.