Jacqueline Cochran's Life And Accomplishments

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There are many wonderful people in history, one of those people are Jacqueline Cochran. She had a few jobs but she felt that they were not the ones that she desired the most. She was first to do something, and what she did was something that is inspiring to us. Jacqueline Cochran was a person. She was born in West Florida circa in 1906. When she was born she had the name of Bessie Lee Pittman. She worked in a beauty school and at a doctor 's office as her jobs. While she was on a trip in Miami, Florida she attended a society dinner. She sat next to Floyd Odlum and after awhile they started to talk together.She married Oldum in 1936. He told her that she should learn to fly. Jacqueline did what he said and over the next four years she was learning to fly. Jacqueline Cochran was a determined person. She and other woman believed that America could go to war. She felt like she could do something in the war, so she sent a letter to the first lady about a woman’s flying division. The first lady got in touch with the air force General Henry H. Arnold. He did not support the idea. Even though she was discouraged that they would not start a woman’s flying program she would not …show more content…

Even though the war ended she did not stop flying, but went on to entering races. In May of 1953 she was the first woman to break the sound barrier. In 1971 she was cherished in the Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio. Later after she was told that she would not be able to fly again. Since she could no longer fly she decided to go back to her home in Indio, California. In 1976 her husband Floyd died and Cochran’s health was getting bad. On August 9, 1980 Jacqueline died at the age of 74. Even though Jacqueline Cochran has died others are following in her footsteps. She has done many wonderful things here on this life and has left a nice memory. Her determination has helped the military with the woman’s flying division

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