Amelia Mary Earhart 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.
|Born||July 24, 1897
Atchison, Kansas, U.S.
|Disappeared||July 2, 1937 (aged 39)
Pacific Ocean, en route to Howland Island
|Status||Declared dead in absentia
January 5, 1939 (aged 41)
|Known for||Many early aviation records, including first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.|
|Spouse(s)||George P. Putnam|