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Colonel Philip Cochran

(1910-1979)

 
 
Col. Philip Cochran Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
1. Col. Philip Cochran Marker
Inscription. World War II hero. Cochran distinguished himself as a daring pilot commanding P-40 fighter planes in North Africa and as the colorful leader of the 1st Air Commandos during the invasion of Burma. He became a colonel at the age of 33 and earned such honors as the Distinguished Service Medal and British Distinguished Service Order. The Erie native inspired cartoon characters Flip Corkin in "Terry and the Pirates" and General Philerie in "Steve Canyon."
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 6.671′ N, 80° 4.395′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Glenwood Park Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 505), on the right when traveling south on State Street. Click for map. Located near the Erie County WWII Memorial in Glenwood Park at the split of State Street and Glenwood Park Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sister Bernard Sheridan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harry Kellar (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx.
Col. Philip Cochran Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Col. Philip Cochran Marker
one mile away); Gideon Ball House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Harry T. Burleigh (approx. 1.4 miles away); Erie County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pennsylvania National Guard (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fort Presque Isle (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Erie.
 
Also see . . .
1. Erie Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Col. Philip Cochran - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on March 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Philip G. Cochrane at FindAGrave.com. Last name is spelled incorrectly on the website (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Col. Philip Cochran Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
3. Col. Philip Cochran Marker
Colonel Philip Cochran of the USAAF image. Click for full size.
United States Army Air Force, 1944
4. Colonel Philip Cochran of the USAAF
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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