Leading female check pilot who established several world rate reports and broke the appear barrier through the 1950s and ’60s. She became a stunt and check pilot in the past due 1940s and underwent thirty-three reconstructive surgeries after her encounter was severely harmed within a 1949 airplane crash. Her autobiography, I Live to Take a flight, was released in 1970. She wedded Paul Auriol, the kid of French Leader, Vincent Auriol. The few divorced in 1967 and remarried two decades later. She acquired an agreeable rivalry with fellow aviator Jacqueline Cochran.