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Is this the debris field from Amelia Earhart's plane?

Amelia Earhart; July 24, 1897 – disappeared 1937) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences (from Wikipedia). Image:

Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. "Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan."

"Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race." The police ran after her and tried to arrest her. Women were not considered strong enough to run the marathon."

Victoria Claflin Woodhull, the first woman candidate for President of the United States. She ran in 1872 from the Equal Rights Party, supporting women's suffrage and equal rights. She was also the first woman to start a weekly newspaper and an activist for labor reforms. #breakingbarriers #herstory

Amelia Earhart, first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. *She saw her first aircraft at the age of 10 while attending the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa.

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How Annie Oakley, "Princess of the West," Preserved Her Ladylike Reputation

Annie Oakley. Tough cookie, hot dress.

Navy pilot George H.W. Bush, 1942. Before going to college, Bush signed up to join the navy and fight in World War II. He became the the youngest Naval Aviator at the age of 18. He rose to the level of lieutenant. He was a pilot flying 58 combat missions in the Pacific. He was injured bailing out of his burning aircraft during a mission and was rescued by a submarine.