Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran

See Jacqueline Cochran and Maryann Bucknum Brinley, Jackie Cochran: The Autobiography of the Greatest Woman Pilot in Aviation History (Toronto and New York: Rufus, 1987). 17. See Jacqueline Cochran, The Stars at Noon (Boston and ...

Author: Rhonda Smith-Daugherty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786489961

Category: Transportation

Page: 221

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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 participation in the NASA space program, her unsuccessful 1956 bid for Congress, and her surprising reluctance to crusade for the advancement of women. This detailed profile, removing Cochran from Earhart’s shadow, firmly establishes the aviatrix as a pivotal figure in the history of women in aviation and in war.
Categories: Transportation

Jackie Cochran

Jackie Cochran

An Autobiography Jacqueline Cochran, Maryann Bucknum Brinley. Bendix air races , 14 , 12 , 19_20 , 107 , 132-134 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 163–173 , 193 , 249--254 , 368 breaking the sound barrier , 286 , 291-293 , 322 California ranch ...

Author: Jacqueline Cochran

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: PSU:000019943787

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

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Here is the story of an authentic, native-born American heroine--a real life "lil' Orphan Annie"--who battled her way through adventures that Annie never dreamed of. Photographs.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fighting for Space

Fighting for Space

“Training Jackie Cochran to Become 1st Woman to Break Sound Barrier.” Victoria Yeager, May 18, 2014. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://victoriayeager.com/training-jackie-cochran-to-become-1st-woman-to-break-sound-barrier/.

Author: Amy Shira Teitel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538716038

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space. When the space age dawned in the late 1950s, Jackie Cochran held more propeller and jet flying records than any pilot of the twentieth century—man or woman. She had led the Women's Auxiliary Service Pilots during the Second World War, was the first woman to break the sound barrier, ran her own luxury cosmetics company, and counted multiple presidents among her personal friends. She was more qualified than any woman in the world to make the leap from atmosphere to orbit. Yet it was Jerrie Cobb, twenty-five years Jackie's junior and a record-holding pilot in her own right, who finagled her way into taking the same medical tests as the Mercury astronauts. The prospect of flying in space quickly became her obsession. While the American and international media spun the shocking story of a "woman astronaut" program, Jackie and Jerrie struggled to gain control of the narrative, each hoping to turn the rumored program into their own ideal reality—an issue that ultimately went all the way to Congress. This dual biography of audacious trailblazers Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb presents these fascinating and fearless women in all their glory and grit, using their stories as guides through the shifting social, political, and technical landscape of the time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Right Stuff Wrong Sex

Right Stuff  Wrong Sex

W. Randolph Lovelace II to Jacqueline Cochran , September 10 , 1940 , JCP . 16. Jacqueline Cochran , The ... See Jacqueline Cochran and Maryann Bucknum Brinley , Jackie Cochran : An Autobiography ( New York : Bantam Books , 1987 ) . 17.

Author: Margaret A. Weitekamp

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801879949

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Notable American Women

Notable American Women

Cochran Cochran COCHRAN , Jacqueline . May 11 , 1906 - August difficulties in Bucharest , Romania . In 1936 she en8 , 1980. Aviator , entrepreneur . tered the prestigious Bendix cross - country race , open to men and women , but was ...

Author: Susan Ware

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067401488X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 729

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Entries on almost five hundred women representing a wide range of fields of endeavor are featured in a collection of biographical essays that integrate each woman's personal life with her professional achievements, set in the context of historical develop
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Daredevil American Heroes of Exploration and Flight

Daredevil American Heroes of Exploration and Flight

Jacqueline Cochran: Beyond the Speed of Sound 1. Jacqueline Cochran, The Stars at Noon (Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1954), p. 11. 2. Ibid., p. 18. 3. Jacqueline Cochran, Jackie Cochran: Autobiography, with Mary Ann Bucknum Brinley ...

Author: Anne Schraff

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781464402470

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 114

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The spirit of adventure has long driven Americans to explore the unknown and broaden the knowledge of the world. All of the men and women in this book are American heroes from the twentieth century. Some trekked to the North or South Poles, others ventured into the sky and flight, while some even journeyed into space and to the Moon. They all succeeded in accomplishing historic feats of exploration or flight. Some died doing what they love most. They all captured the hearts and imagination of millions of others. Adventurers profiled in this volume: Orville and Wilbur Wright, Matthew Henson, Robert Peary, Richard Byrd, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Jacqueline Cochran, Neil Armstrong, and Sally Ride.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Women in Space

Women in Space

He turned to his old friend, Jackie Cochran, and her husband, Floyd Odlum. Odlum chaired the board of the Lovelace Foundation. He and his wife had given millions to the clinic over the years. Additionally, Jackie Cochran was a ...

Author: Karen Bush Gibson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613748473

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be 19 years before another woman got a chance—cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982—followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later. By breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. Women in Space profiles 23 pioneers, including Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who logged more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space; as well as astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, France, and more. Readers will also learn about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight. Though they matched and sometimes surpassed their male counterparts in performance, they were ultimately denied the opportunity to head out to the launching pad. Their story, and the stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Defense Weapon Known to be of Value

A Defense Weapon Known to be of Value

Jackie Cochran and Maryann Bucknum Brinley , Jackie Cochran : The Autobiography of the Greatest Woman Pilot in Aviation History ( New York : Bantam Books , 1987 ) , 244-269 . 67. Jacqueline Cochran , The Stars at Noon ( Boston : Little ...

Author: Linda Witt

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584654724

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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A superb work of historical recovery that examines the multiple roles of women in the U.S. military and its civilian adjuncts from 1945-1953.
Categories: Social Science

Women Aviators

Women Aviators

LEARN MORE 4 Fly Girls (documentary),American Experience, PBS (2006) “Jacqueline Cochran” on the National Aviation Hall of Fame website, www.nationaIaviation.org/cochran—jacqueline Jackie Cochran: An Autobiography by Jacqueline Cochran ...

Author: Karen Bush Gibson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613745434

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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Detailing the role of women in aviation, from the very first days of flight to the present, this rich exploration of the subject profiles 26 women pilots who sought out and met challenges both in the sky and on the ground. Divided into six chronologically arranged sections, this book composes a minihistory of aviation. Learn about pioneers such as Katherine Wright, called by many the "Third Wright Brother," and Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of France, the first woman awarded a license to fly. Read about barnstormers like Bessie Coleman and racers like Louise Thaden, who bested Amelia Earhart to win the 1929 Women's Air Derby. Additional short biography sidebars for other key figures and lists of supplemental resources for delving deeper into the history of the subject are also included.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Women Military Pilots of World War II

Women Military Pilots of World War II

Cochran, Stars at Noon, 130. 4. Cottam, Women in War, 25. 5. Knapp, New Wingsfor Women, 32. 6. Ibid., 33. 7. Granger, On FinalApproach, 339. 8. Verges, On Silver Wings, 202. 9. 62. Rich,Jackie Cochran, 141. 63. WASP on the Web, “NPR.

Author: Lois K. Merry

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457687

Category: History

Page: 220

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More than 2000 women in the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union flew military airplanes in organized units during World War II, yet their stories are largely unknown. These pilots ferried aircraft, flew targets for ground artillery practice, tested airplanes and equipment, and many of them flew in combat. The women pilots proved that they could manage bombers and fighters as well as their male counterparts, and several later remarked that “the airplanes didn’t care who flew them.” Topics covered include the training of female pilots, how female flight units were developed and structured, the hazards of conflict, and how these women reintegrated into civilian life following the war.
Categories: History