11/22/1925 - 9/30/2014
Ohio State Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Jerrie Mock
Fifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone.
"Scared? Let's not use the word scared," she said.
But she had plenty of harrowing moments, from landing by mistake on an Egyptian military base to seeing a burning wire aboard her plane loaded with extra fuel.
Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the Ohio housewife who became the first female pilot to fly solo around the world, died Tuesday in her sleep at...