Jacqueline Cochran

Jacqueline Cochran (HM25SO)

Location: Thermal, CA 92274 Riverside County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 38.191', W 116° 9.822'

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First Woman to Break the Sound Barrier

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Jacqueline Cochran


Woman Pilot, Record Setter, WASP, Ninety-Nine

First Woman to Break the Sound Barrier

Charter Member of the Coachella Valley Chapter of Ninety-Nines

Jackie Cochran learned to fly in 1932. She was a 15-time winner of the Harmon trophy for outstanding female pilot of the year. She was accorded numerous other awards and honors in addition to the trophies she won for her flying skills. She became the first female pilot to break the sound barrier in an F-86, and she set a speed record of 1,429 miles per hour (faster than Mach 2) in a Lockheed Starfighter.

During World War II she founded and headed the Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Program.

Jackie Cochran was a long time resident of the Coachella Valley, and along with four other women pilots, began the Coachella Chapter of Ninety-Nines in 1949.
Sculpture by: Dorothy Swain Lewis

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Ninety-Nines Women Pilots

Coachella Valley Chapter of Ninety-Nines(An Organization of Women Pilots)
Coachella Valley Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, was designated a chapter of the
Southwestern Section of Ninety-Nines on November 1, 1949.
The signing charter members

were:Jacqueline CochranWinifred WoodMary NelsonMargaret EcelesClaire Mc Millen

99s Mission Statement


Providenetworking and scholarship opportunities for womenand aviation education in the community
Preservethe unique history of women in aviationWe are a group of women who love to fly!
HM NumberHM25SO
Placed ByCoachella Valley Chapter of Ninety-Nines
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Date Added Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 577558 N 3722168
Decimal Degrees33.63651667, -116.16370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 38.191', W 116° 9.822'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 38' 11.46" N, 116° 9' 49.32" W
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Area Code(s)760
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 56935 Warhawk Way Thermal, Thermal CA 92274, US
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