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Amelia Earhart - 1st woman to receive the US Distinguished Flying Cross, multiple aviation record-holder, 1st aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic

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Amelia Earhart's Fate Reconstructed: A new paper has reconstructed what may have happened to the legendary aviator 75 years ago. Written by Thomas King, the senior archaeologist on Amelia Earhart search project, the paper summarizes 23 years of research by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (or TIGHAR). Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan probably landed their Lockheed Electra 10E safely on Nikumaroro, made repeated efforts to radio for help, and eventually died as…

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Has Amelia Earhart's plane finally been found? Not so fast

Amelia Earhart "A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and…

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Amelia Earhart: Anti-freckle cream and forgotten distress calls may hold clues to her disappearance

Claims aviation pioneer Earhart's plane found in PNG By PNG correspondent Liam Fox Updated Fri Mar 2011 AEDT Amelia Earhart went missing while attempting to fly around the world in (AFP) Audio: PNG claims to have found Earhart...

This partial skeleton of a castaway was discovered in 1940 on a Pacific atoll. Recovered by British Colonial Service Officer Gerald Gallagher, the partial skeleton was described in a forensic report and attributed to an individual "more likely female than male," "more likely white than Polynesian or other Pacific Islander," "most likely between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 9 inches in height." Unfortunately the bones have been lost.

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125 Most Influential Women

Amelia EarhartThe first woman to fly across the Atlantic tragically disappeared in 1937 on what was meant to be a globe-circling flight. She accomplished a larger mission, dramatically expanding the world's notions of how high a woman can soar.

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Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1935. "[Earhart] found time for projects, especially those that advanced women’s progress in society. During this period she became close friends with first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The two women shared a similar sense of independence and supported each other’s causes. Earhart was a frequent visitor to the White House. She supported the first lady’s efforts to improve the lives of working women and joined her campaign to promote world peace."

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