Cochran, Jacqueline, 1906-1980
Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran (May 11, 1906 – August 9, 1980) was an American pilot. She set many records and was the first woman to break the sound barrier on May 18, 1953. Cochran was a pioneer in the field of women in aviation and one of the most prominent racing pilots of her generation. She is best known as the wartime head of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) (1943-44) in which about 1000 civilian American women ferried planes from factories to port cities in non-combat roles.
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Contents of the Collection The Jeanette R. (Rogowski) Witzkowski World War II Collection relates to the World War II-era experience of Jeanette Witzkowski, who served as a pilot and air traffic controller during World War II. It includes primarily textual materials and a small amount of photographic prints, with the bulk of the material falling within 1935-1947. Textual materials include Civial Aeronuatics Administration (CAA) air traffic control instructional documents and aircraft clearance forms and incoming...