Jacqueline Cochran


Birthday May 11, 1906

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Muscoge, FL

DEATH DATE Dec 9, 1980 (74)

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Female aviator and test pilot who was part of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC).

Before Fame

She worked as a hairdresser in Florida and New York before taking her first flying lesson at the Roosevelt Airfield.


She wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt to propose the creation of a female flight division of the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Family Life

She married Floyd Bostwick Odlum.

Associated With

She and Amelia Earhart were both famous female pilots.