Sabiha Gokcen

 

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: Turkish aviator who became the first Turkish female licensed pilot and the world's first female combat pilot in the Turkish Air Force during the 1930's when she flew 22 different types of aircraft for more than 8000 hours throughout her career, and who was also selected as the only female pilot for the poster of 20 Greatest Aviators in History published by the United States Air Force in 1996.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cardiorespiratory failure

 

Born: March 22, 1913

 

Died: March 22, 2001

 

Location: Ankara, Turkey