Mary Eaton Cox

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Mary Eaton Cox (Cooper)

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Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Death: 2009 (84-85)
Chesapeake, VA, United States
Place of Burial: Brookside Cemetery Watertown, Jefferson County, New York
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dr. Howard N Cooper and Katherine Ivah Ponthan Cooper
Wife of LCDR George Emerson Cox, Jr
Mother of Private; Private; Private and Private
Sister of Sandra Jeanne Uhlein and Private

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About Mary Eaton Cox

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https://waspfinalflight.blogspot.com/2009/12/wasp-mary-cooper-cox-4...

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.


Mary Eaton (Cooper) Cox was born in New York City on January 19, 1924, the daughter of Katherine Hahn Cooper and Howard N. Cooper, MD. She lived most of her life in Watertown, where, with the encouragement of her father, she began flying at the age of 16.

After graduating from Dana Hall in Wellesley, MA, she began her aviation training at Embry Riddle Flying School, FL.

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.

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 Eaton Cox's Timeline

1924
1924
New York, NY, United States
2009
2009
Age 85
Chesapeake, VA, United States
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Brookside Cemetery Watertown, Jefferson County, New York