Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin (October 16, 1920 - July 6, 2009) was the only known person to survive a fall from the top of a cumulonimbus ...


(William Lawrence, the only news reporter allowed to witness Trinity) ..... William Rankin heard a decreasingly reassuring series of grinding sounds coming from ...


Lieutenant Colonel William H. Rankin (1920–2009) was a Marine pilot and veteran of both World War II and Korea when a Cold War accident literally catapulted ...


Jun 17, 2016 ... When Marine Lt. Col. William Henry Rankin ejected at 40000 feet after his F-8 Crusader malfunctioned, things didn't seem like they could get ...

Apr 29, 2012 ... Glenn Pew (http://www.glennpew.com/) for AVweb.com. This story is legendary. And it begins with a legendary aircraft, the F8 Crusader.


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Feb 12, 2015 ... This article presents the story of William Rankin, the only known person in the world to survive falling through a cumulonimbus storm cloud.


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Jan 4, 2018 ... LtCol William H. Rankin, USMC On a quiet Sunday afternoon in 1959, Marine Corps aviator William Rankin awoke, intending to fly a routine ...