Here is Jacqueline Cochran, one of the most renowned female pilots in the early 20th century. She was the first woman to break the sound barrier and the first woman to fly a bomber across the Atlantic, among other accomplishments.
At the time of Cochran’s death on Aug. 9, 1980, she held more international speed, distance and altitude records than any other pilot, male or female.
Happy Women’s History Month!
It’s Women’s History Month! This week we’re celebrating our brave female soldiers.
Four F-15 Eagle pilots from the 3rd Wing walk to their respective jets at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, for the final flight of Maj. Andrea Misener (far left). To her right are Capt. Jammie Jamieson, Maj. Carey Jones and Capt. Samantha Weeks.