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On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart flew away from a town called Lae in the South Pacific. Earhart was attempting to circumnavigate the globe. After taking off from Lae, she disappeared. The Superhero Historians will investigate her life, her final flight, and the possible outcomes to that flight.
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Monday, June 02, 2008

Distinguished Flying Cross

Alistair Flush, Military Historian

In 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross.  It is America’s oldest military aviation award.  The first Distinguished Flying Cross was given to Charles Lindbergh on June 11, 1927.  It is fitting that Earhart, known as “Lady Lindy,” later received the award.  Earhart was not a member of the military when she got her award.  President Coolidge stopped the practice of giving the Distinguished Flying Cross to civilians when he signed an Executive Order in 1927.


By: Alistair Flush, Military Historian
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