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 Mary Eaton <I>Cooper</I> Cox

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Mary Eaton Cooper Cox

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 21 Dec 2009 (aged 85)
Virginia, USA
Burial Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Plot Sec 5, Lot 15
Memorial ID 190738911 View Source
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Mary answered a call to help her country by applying to the WASP. Upon her acceptance, she trained at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, TX, graduating in April 1944 as a member of the Class 44-W-3. Mrs. Cox was stationed at Cochran Field in Macon, GA, where she served as a test pilot and flew P19s, Fairchild 24s and AT6s.
When the WASP gained Veterans' status in 1978, the Department of the Air Force recognized Mrs. Cox's service with the Victory Medal, the Honorable Service Lapel Pin and the American Campaign Medal.
In January 2009, she received the Distinguished Service Medal. In November 2009, the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, awarded her with the Army Public Service Award.
After World War II, Mrs. Cox worked for American Airlines in New York City briefly and returned to Watertown to work as a flight instructor at the Watertown Airport. It was there that she started to give flying lessons to a naval war hero, George Emerson Cox, Jr. They married on November 27, 1947, at First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Cox died January 9, 1972.


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Mary Cooper Cox - WOMEN AIR FORCE SVC PILOTS - WWII - January 19,1924-December 21, 2009


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  • Created by: Peg
  • Added: 20 Jun 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 190738911
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190738911/mary-eaton-cox : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Eaton Cooper Cox (19 Jan 1924–21 Dec 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 190738911, citing Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Peg (contributor 47342826) .