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Amerlia Earhart the Celebrity
By: Usa T.
Thailand, Age 7


6/3/1928

George Putnam, a publisher, wanted a woman to fly across the Atlantic so that he could publish the story. Amelia was chosen because she looked a lot like Charles Lindbergh and she was nick named ''Lady Lindy'' because of that.

At first she only rode across the Atlantic with two other male pilots, Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon, because she couldn't read the instruments on the plane. Everybody congratulated her after they made it across the ocean but no one gave the two men any notice because the newspapers only talked about Amelia. Even president Coolidge congratulated her. She felt bad about that and later decided to prove that she could fly across the pacific ocean as the pilot. She made it across the Atlantic solo on May 20, 1932. She was famous and in all the papers, President Hoover gave her a medal. Later in the fall of 1932 she flew from Hawaii to California and then to Washington D.C. Ten men had died trying to make the same flight. President Roosevelt congratulated her for that amazing flight.

One day she decided that she would fly across the world! She would do it in her special plane, a Lockheed Electra 10E. The journey began on June 1, 1937 from Miami, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico and then on to South American and Africa.
After many days flying she made it to New Guinea on June 29.

On July 2nd she left New Guinea with 1,000 gallons of fuel. The wind started to get stronger but nobody knows if she knew that. The last message she sent was at 08:00 GMT. She was not far from Howland island in the pacific but never made it to the island. She and her co pilot, Fred Noonan, were never seen again.



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