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Col. Philip Cochran --- Historical Marker - Transcription and Photos

Contributed by Bill Klauk

This historical marker located on the west side of State Street, just south of the Glenwood Park Avenue turnoff, and next to the World War II Memorial, commemorates Col. Philip Cochran. The historical marker reads:


WWII hero. Cochran distinguished himself as a daring pilot commanding P-40 figher planes in N. 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 the British Distinguished Service Order. The Erie native inspired cartoon characters Flip Corkin in "Terry & the Pirates" and Gen. Philerie in "Steve Canyon."


Transcription of the words on the marker, and the photos, were provided by Bill Klauk. Click on any photo below for a full size version. Use your browser's 'back' button to return to this page.

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