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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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Thursday, October 11, 2007

John Glenn

Dean Dillopolis, People Historian

John Herschel Glenn, Jr. was born on July 18, 1921.  He spent a lot of time growing up in Ohio.  Being born in Cambridge and going to school, up through college, in New Concord.  He became a Marine fighter pilot and flew 59 combat missions in World War II.  He worked as an instructor in advanced fighter training from 1948 until 1950.  In Korea he flew 63 missions with Marine Fighter Squadron 311.  He also flew 27 missions as an exchange pilot with the Air Force.  Glenn has nearly 9,000 hours of flying time, with approximately 3,000 hours in jet aircraft.  That is a lot!  Wow!

By: Dean Dillopolis, People Historian
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