Jacqueline Cochran (d. 1980)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1015]

Creator: Cochran, Jacqueline

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Image #SIA2008-1015

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Summary

During her aviation career, from the 1930s through the 1960s, Jacqueline Cochran (d. 1980) set more speed and altitude records than any contemporary pilot, male or female, and was the first woman to break the sound barrier. During World War II, she was instrumental in formation of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs). This photograph was taken ca. 1962 when she received the Harmon Trophy for establishing eight World Class records in jet planes.

Subject

  • Cochran, Jacqueline
  • Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.)

Notes

Also known as: [SPI_5771]

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Image #SIA2008-1015

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1962
  • C. 1962

Restrictions & Rights

  • No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
  • No Known Copyright Restrictions

Topic

  • Women
  • Air pilots
  • Women air pilots
  • Women test pilots

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1015]