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Air safety trophy winner, 1950

Posted on August 28, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Portrait of Mrs. Greenwood Cocanougher standing in front of a small airplane, holding a silver tea set; August 1950.  She was awarded the tea set after winning the Jane Lausche Air Safety Trophy in the Powder Puff and Beau Derby, an efficiency race for women from Columbus, Ohio to Boston. Published in the Lexington Herald August 29, 1950. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Greenwood “Cokie” Cocanougher was awarded a silver tea set in August 1950 after winning the Jane Lausche Air Safety Trophy in the Powder Puff and Beau Derby, an efficiency race for female pilots from Columbus, Ohio to Boston. Published in the Lexington Herald on Aug. 29, 1950. Cochanougher was a member of The Ninety-Nines, a female pilots organization that was founded in 1929. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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