The first girl to fly the ocean...
Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author.
Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
She received the U.S.Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.
She wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.
Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.
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