Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean for which she received the US Distinguished Flying Cross. She was instrumental in organizing The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. In 1935, She was invited to
Amelia Mary Earhart (1897-1937) was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Amelia Earhart vanished during an attempt to fly around the world. Newspaper article struggles with and discusses possibilities of what happened in those final moments as she flew across the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937