Jacqueline Cochran

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United States aviator who held several speed records and headed the women's Air Force pilots in World War II (1910-1980)


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The last section of the book, 'The Last Years', states that Jackie Cochran died on August 9 1980, and that on March 9 1996 the US Postal Service issued an international airmail stamp honouring Jacqueline Cochran.
They were being reassigned to two weeks' temporary duty with Jackie Cochran, who promptly sent them to Camp Davis, North Carolina, to learn to tow gunnery targets.
Eighty-five entries are biographical sketches of women, from "WASP director Jackie Cochran, to journalist Dorothy Thompson, to Florence Hall, head of the Women's Land Army.
She also paints vivid pictures of the personalities involved, as when she describes how Jackie Cochran's considerable ego caused her to oppose the program when public attention shifted from her to Cobb.
The fourth biography of a woman aviator by journalist Doris Rich, Jackie Cochran: Pilot in the Fastest Lane, an in-depth portrayal of Jackie Cochran, the first woman to break the sound barrier and the first to fly a bomber across the Atlantic.
Caption: De Seversky and world-renowned aviatrix Jackie Cochran chat beside an SEV-S2, a modified Bendix racer developed from the P-35 Army fighter.
It made me appreciate what Jackie Cochran, and her team did to support not only the war effort but also to prove that women can fly and meet the challenges just like their male counterparts.