Monday, November 1, 2004
A Winged Salute to Jackie Cochran
Desert airport will be named in honor of the first woman to break the sound barrier.
By Barbara E. Hernandez
The Los Angeles (CA) Times
THERMAL, Calif. – In 1953, Jacqueline Cochran soared above the Coachella Valley and tiny Thermal Airport in an F-86 Sabre Jet, becoming the first woman to break the sound barrier.