Amelia Mary Earhart was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
Amelia: A Life of the Aviation Legend, Katherine V. Dillon & Donald M. Goldstein -An impressive account of one of the most exciting, adventurous women, whose disappearance remains a mystery to this day.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Amelia Earhart Born July 1897 Atchison, Kansas, U. Disappeared July 1937 (aged Pacific Ocean, en route to Howland Island Status Declared dead in absentia January 1939 (aged