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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. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. Erie County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Erie County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Flag Display (within
Col. Philip Cochran Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 20, 2011
2. Col. Philip Cochran Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sister Bernard Sheridan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eben Brewer (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harry Kellar (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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