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Jacqueline Cochran

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bessie Lee Pittman
Also Known As:
Jaqueline Cochran-Odlum
Nickname(s):
Jackie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pioneer racing pilot. Helped in the formation of wartine women's army and air corps. The first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic. Received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. The first woman to fly a jet across the ocean. The first woman to land and take off from an aircraft carrier.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1993.
French Legion of Honor 1949.
International Aerospace Hall of Fame 1965.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1971.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2006.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1993.
Women in Aviation, International Pioneers Hall of Fame 2009.
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