Army & Navy: Women in War

Jacqueline Cochran jumped into the war effort early. Last year she was the first woman to pilot a bomber to England. Last month she was in England again with more than a score of Cochran-trained women ferry pilots. Last week at Fort Worth, Texas, she threw her fierce energy into training a pool of women flyers for any noncombatant job in which the Army Air Forces can use them to replace men.

Blonde, brown-eyed Jackie Cochran got into almost everything early. At four she was orphaned, at 14 she was an experienced beauty-parlor operator, at 24 she was about to enter the...

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