Amelia Earhart

  • American

The accomplishments of Amelia Earhart in the field of aviation were many. She is best remembered as the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic, May 20-21, 1932. For this achievement Vice President Charles Curtis awarded her the Distinguished Flying Cross on July 29, 1932. Some of her other achievements included: setting the women's altitude record, the women's speed record, the first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California, and she was the first woman to make a solo round trip of the United States. On July 2, 1937, she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, while on a round-the-world flight, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. - NPS

Notable Position Organization From To
Nurse Voluntary Aid Detachment 1917
Charter Member Ninety-Nines 1929


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1897/07/24 Born Born Amelia Earhart Birthplace Atchison Amelia Earhart's Birthday
1897/10/10 Baptized Faith Trinity Episcopal Church Atchison
1920/12/28 At a Long Beach CA airshow, Amelia Earhart takes her first ride in an airplane Passenger
1921/00/00 Amelia Earhart buys a bright yellow, second-hand Kinner Airster biplane, nicknaming it 'The Canary' Pilot
1928/00/00 Mayor Jimmy Walker lays the cornerstone for the French Hospital, fundraisers include an exhibit of French art at the Wildenstein Gallery, a benefit performance of Gilbert and Sullivans "Patience," dinner at the Waldorf and a drive led by Amelia Earhart. Supporter French Apartments New York City
1929/00/00 William E Scripps, owner of Glider's Inc, host Amelia Earhar at his estate for dinner. Mr Scripps asked Amelia if she would like to test flight his newest glider design. She made the successful flight. Guest, Aviator William Edmund and Nina A Downey Scripps Estate Lake Orion
1931/11/16 Amelia Earhart lands at Owens Field Pilot Curtiss-Wright Hangar Columbia, SC
1932/00/00 Peter acts with Amelia Earhart in a summer play at Loon Point in Dublin. Life Dublin Lake Historic District Dublin
1937/00/00 Amelia Earhart meets Orville Wright at the Franklin Institute Visitor Franklin Institute Science Museum Philadelphia, PA
1937/06/00 Amelia Earhart plans her around the world flight from under a carob tree in her yard. Pilot Amelia Earhart House Los Angeles Amelia Earhart's World Flight
1937/06/01 Earhart and Noonan takeoff from Miami and fly east along an equatorial route. Pilot Amelia Earhart's World Flight
1937/07/02 Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan depart for tiny Howland Island, 2,556 miles from New Guinea. They disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. Pilot Howland Island Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Amelia Earhart's World Flight
1940/00/00 On the island of Nikumaroro, a work detail finds a human skull, human bones, a shoe thought to be a woman's, a box made for a Brandis Navy Surveying Sextant manufactured in 1918 and a bottle of Benedictine. In Memoriam Phoenix Islands Protected Area Phoenix Islands DOM Benedictine Amelia Earhart's World Flight
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