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Jacqueline Cochran
Birth: Aug. 28, 1906
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1980
Indio
Riverside County
California, USA

Jacqueline Cochran was a aviator and business leader famous for the largest aviation speed record in the United States. In 1961, she flew speeds of up to 1,429 miles per hour at an altitude of 55,253 feet. In 1964, she set the standing woman's record for world speed. She was promoted to colonel in the reserves, from which she retired in 1970. Cochran was inducted into the International Aerospace Hall of Fame in 1965 and the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1971. In 1935, she became the first woman to enter the Bendix Transcontinental Air Race where she placed third. In 1938, she won the Bendix trophy for flying in a Seversky pursuit plane and winning the air race. Cochran's achievements in aviation can be seen today in the National Aviation Museum in Dayton, Ohio.  (bio by: John Baumer) 
 
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  Robert Cochran (1921 - 1925)*
 
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Coachella Valley Public Cemetery
Coachella
Riverside County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Baumer
Record added: Jul 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7691192
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