Amelia Earhart (July 24, 1897 – missing July 2, 1937, declared dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, and author.
Amelia was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Amelia Earhart set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her
flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines,
an organization for female pilots.
During an attempt to make a circumnavigation flight of the globe in 1937, Amelia disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
Fascination with Amelia Earhart's life, career and disappearance continues to
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