Katherine Cheung

 

 

Age: 98

 

Summary: Chinese immigrant to the U.S. who defied tradition to become the nation's first licensed female Asian American aviator in 1932 and whose name is enshrined alongside other remarkable pioneers in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: December 12, 1904

 

Died: September 2, 2003

 

Location: Thousand Oaks, California