Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. Jackie Cochran story, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado

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Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. Jackie Cochran story, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado

Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. Jackie Cochran story, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado

1975

Covers Jacqueline Cochran, Lt. Col., USAF Reserve, world's outstanding woman flyer and WWII Director of Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) presenting memorabilia of her career to the Air Force Academy. Shows Miss Cochran being photographed, interviewed, presented Sabre Plaque award and speaking to cadets and dignitaries, including: Lt. Gen. James R. Allen, USAFA Superintendent, Brig. Gen. Charles E. Yeager (USAF Ret.); Air Marshal C. Roy Slemon (RCAF Ret.) and Miss Cochran's husband, Mr. Floyd B. Odlum. Reel 1 0' ROLL: C-1 l) Miss Jacqueline Cochran and dignitaries talking and Miss Cochran being photographed. 97' ROLL: C-2 2) Jacqueline Cochran watching aircraft in flight, cadets marching and band playing--chapel in background. 200' ROLL: C-3 3) Cadets being seated in dining hall, sign: MITCHELL HALL, and various views of Jacqueline Cochran's memorabilia in display case. 293' ROLL: C-4 4) Jacqueline Cochran talking to Col. Joe H. Engle, NASA X-15 pilot, Lt. Gen. Allen, Brig. Gen. Charles E. Yeager (USAF Ret.) and other VIPs. 5) CUs Miss Cochran holding Sabre Plaque award and MSs Mr. Floyd B. Odlum in wheelchair. 392' ROLL: F-1 6) Miss Cochran and cadets standing by fledgling eagle statue. 7) Miss Cochran talking to Cadet Wing Comdr. Jack Catton and walking to F-lO4. 757' ROLL: F-2 8) Miss Cochran and cadets walking down chapel steps and Miss Cochran being interviewed in Arnold Hall. 1,142' Total footage in reel. Reel 2 0' ROLL F-3 l) Miss Cochran being interviewed. 390' ROLL F-4 2) Cadets marching. 3) Miss Cochran arriving by limousine and talking to Lt. Gen. Allen. 4) Cadets marching and band playing. 5) INT dining hall, cadet presenting Sabre Plaque award to Miss Cochran, Miss Cochran speaking into microphone. 641' ROLL: F-5 6) Miss Cochran and dignitaries on parade grounds. 7) Lt. Gen. Allen and Miss Cochran in Arnold Hall standing in front of Miss Cochran's memorabilia case. 8) CUs Mr. Odlum being interviewed. 9) Air Marshal C. Roy Slemon (RCAF Ret.) talking. 977' Total footage in reel. Reel 3 0' ROLL: F-6 l) Spectators viewing the Cochran collection. 2) Lt. Gen. Allen at lectern introducing Miss Cochran, Miss Cochran speaking. 400' ROLL: F-7 3) Various views of Miss Cochran receiving Sabre Plaque award from cadet. 4) HAVs cadets in dining hall standing and cheering Miss Cochran. 5) MCUs Gen. H. H. Arnold picture (circa 1910) and memorabilia in display case. 695' Total footage in reel. Reel 4 0' ROLL: F-8 l) Lt. Gen. Allen and Miss Cochran viewing display. 2) MSs Air Marshal Slemon, Cadet Jack Catton, Col. Engle, the Bendix trophy and Arnold collection. 398' ROLL: F-9 3) Lt. Gen. Allen presenting Miss Cochran, Miss Cochran speaking. 778' Total footage in reel.

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