Sabiha Gokcen

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Birthday
22, 1913
Birthplace
Bursa, Turkey
Death Date
Mar 22, 2001 (88)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1913
Birthplace
Bursa, Turkey
Death Date
Mar 22, 2001 (88)

About

Turkish-born aviator who became the world's first female fighter pilot.

Before Fame

She attended the Air Force Academy and began flying combat missions when she was just twenty-three years old.

Trivia

She flew for over eight thousand hours (including thirty-two hours of active combat) with the Turkish Air Force.

Family Life

She was adopted by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern-day Turkey.

Associated With

Pancho Barnes helped break down the walls that stopped women from joining the air force in Turkey.