(1910-1979)World War II hero. Cochran distinguished himself as a daring pilot commanding P-40 fighter planes in North Africa and as the colorful leader of the 1st Air Commandos during the invasion of Burma. He became a colonel at the age of 33 and earned such honors as the Distinguished Service Medal and British Distinguished Service Order. The Erie native inspired cartoon characters Flip Corkin in "Terry and the Pirates" and General Philerie in "Steve Canyon."
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 576617 N 4662536|
|Decimal Degrees||42.11118333, -80.07325000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 6.671', W 80° 4.395'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 6' 40.26" N, 80° 4' 23.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2652-2808 State St, Erie PA 16508, US|
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