Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lady Aviator

Today would have been "Lady Lindy's (as some called her) 115th birthday! Most of us know her as Amelia Earhart, author and aviator. She was born in July 24, 1897 in Atchison, KS. Miss Earhart was the 1st woman to receive the US Distinguished Flying Cross. It was given to her for her solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928.
"Lady Lindy" disappeared near
Howland Island while trying to
be the 1st female aviator to fly
over the Pacific in 1937. This
island is located just North of
the equator in the central Pacific
Ocean. This is 17,00 nautical miles
SW from Honolulu.
There has been and continues to
be lots of speculation regarding
her diappearance. Artifacts have
been found begging the question
"What happened?" Some of the
items found were clothing and
tools. Most recently freckle cream
was found. Ms. Earhart was legally
declared dead in 1939.
Such a mystery and a sad story.
~Keep on Dreaming~
**Images and most info from Google

10 comments:

  1. Intriguing woman! I recently read an excellent biography of her.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. An amazing lady way beyond her time.
    Have a sweet day,Elizabeth

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  3. I read everything I could find about Earhart when I was in middle school -- amazing woman. And I kept hoping that ONE of the books would reveal the answer to the mystery of what happened, but of course, they never did.

    Maybe someday ... Cass

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  4. Don't you just love these women who broke barriers 'back then'. Amazing! May she continue to rest in peace.

    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Theresa

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  5. I just watched a PBS special about her.
    What a gal she was...brave, determined and not afraid to blaze a trail!

    As Marydon wrote... may she continue to rest in peace.

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  6. Such a neat woman she was! I was disappointed to see on the news they couldn't locate her plane today. Someday the pieces will be found!
    Thanks for a neat post :)
    Hi to Mr. Ken!
    xo, misha

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  7. I love reading about her! Such an amazing woman.

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  8. I've always been very interested in Amelia. We share the same birthday! I was so hoping the latest efforts would solve the mystery of her disappearance. Twyla

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  9. She was amazing & so far ahead of her time!

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  10. She is definitely a woman to admire, smart, courageous and full of adventure. I read about the freckle cream, amazing! Hopefully, the wreckage will be found one day. Thanks for the good post, Melinda and have a good afternoon and evening!

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