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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart (Air racing.  Born, Atchison, KS, July 24, 1898; died, near Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean, probably July 2, 1937.)  Originally coming to public attention as one of the women flyers in the Bendix Aviation air races (the so-called “powder puff derbies”), Amelia Earhart was a contemporary and competitor of, among others, Pancho […]

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