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The Douglas D-558-2 was used for transonic study and the vehicle Scott Crossfield used to break Mach 2. This craft had three models. Jet powered, Jet/Rocket powered, and Rocket powered.

Stan Butchart
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Frank "Pete" Everest
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Robert Champine
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D-558-2 with F-86 chase plane
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The D-558-2 pilot pictured is Bill Bridgeman with Chuck Yeager flying chase*

Scott Crossfield
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John Griffith
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The D-558-1
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Marion Carl

There were a remarkable number of pilots who flew both the D-558-1 and D-558-2. I have assembled here a list of the pilots who have flown both of these planes.
 
Pilots who have flown both the D-558-1 and D-558-2
(Number of flights with each plane respectively)
 

Gene May               103 + 46
Scott Crossfield       15  + 89
Joe Walker              14  + 5
John McKay             9   + 29
Bob Champine         9   + 12
John Griffith            15  + 9
John Martin              2   + 16
Marion Carl              9   + 7
Stanley Butchart      12  + 2
Turner Caldwell        9   + 3
Walter Jones             5   + 7
Larry Peyton              6   + 1

 
Pilots who have flown the D-558-1 (Number of flights)

Howard Lillly           19
F.M. Trapnell            2
George Jensen         2

 
Pilots who have flown the D-558-2 (Number of flights)
Bill Bridgeman        81
Frank Everest           2
John Marion Davis   4
Albert Boyd              2

Toward Mach 2:
The Douglas D-558 Program

Edited by J. D. Hunley
NASA SP-4222
*page 33

http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/History/Publications/PDF/D-558.pdf