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Jacqueline Cochran : Biography of a Pioneer Aviator.

Author: Rhonda Smith-Daugherty
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
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Although Amelia Earhart remains the best-known female pilot of the 1930s, Jacqueline Cochran stood as the more important aviation pioneer and America's top woman pilot. Among her many accomplishments, Cochran was the first female aviator to win the Bendix Air Race, to fly a bomber, to break the speed of sound, and to participate in astronaut training. This revealing biography explores Cochran's childhood in an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith-Daugherty, Rhonda.
Jacqueline Cochran : Biography of a Pioneer Aviator.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012
Named Person: Jacqueline Cochran; Jacqueline Cochran
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda Smith-Daugherty
ISBN: 9780786489961 0786489960 0786462752 9780786462759 1280377925 9781280377921
OCLC Number: 792685376
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Making of Jacqueline Cochran; 2. The Lady Is a Pilot; 3. America's Number One Woman Flier; 4. An Unusual Life; 5. Women in War; 6. Jacqueline Cochran and the WASPs; 7. The WASP Experience; 8. The End of the WASPs; 9. High Flying; 10. Postscript; Appendix One: Biographical Sketches; General Henry Harley Arnold, USAF, General of the Air Force, 1886-1950; Vincent Hugo Bendix, Automotive and Aviation Pioneer, 1882-1945; Amelia Earhart, Aviatrix, 1897-1937. Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby, U.S. Army, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC)--
Women's Army Corps (WAC), 1905-1995Nancy Harkness Love, Aviatrix and founder of the Women's Auxiliary Ferry Squadron, 1914-1976; General of the Army George Catlett Marshall, U.S. Army, 1880-1959; Floyd Odlum, Husband of Jacqueline Cochran, 1892-1976; Alexander Nikolaivich Prokofieff de Seversky, Aeronautical Engineer, 1894-1974; Lieutenant General Barton Kyle Yount, USAF, 1884-1949; Appendix Two: Major Aircraft Flown by Jacqueline Cochran; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Although Amelia Earhart remains the best-known female pilot of the 1930s, Jacqueline Cochran stood as the more important aviation pioneer and America's top woman pilot. Among her many accomplishments, Cochran was the first female aviator to win the Bendix Air Race, to fly a bomber, to break the speed of sound, and to participate in astronaut training. This revealing biography explores Cochran's childhood in an impoverished Florida mill town, her early career as a pilot, and her role in creating and leading the WASPs during World War II. It also chronicles her postwar exploits, including her pa.

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