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Amelia Earhart namesake to retrace final flight

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 31 (UPI) -- A namesake and distant relative announced Wednesday she plans a do-over of pioneering U.S. aviator Amelia Earhart's last flight.

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Amelia Earhart plane wreck hunters deny keeping site a secret

WILMINGTON, Del., June 12 (UPI) -- The Delaware group that believes it may have found Amelia Earhart's plane says it didn't keep the wreck site secret while it raised money for its expedition.

Group says sonar may show resting place of Earhart's plane

WILMINGTON, Del., June 1 (UPI) -- A Delaware group is seeking to raise funds to investigate sonar images it says may indicate the final resting place of lost aviator Amelia Earhart's plane.

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SEATTLE, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The head of a Seattle submarine rental company said the wreckage of lost planes such as Navy Flight 19 and Amelia Earhart's can be found -- for the right price.

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Amelia Earhart search yields debris

Amelia Earhart search yields debris

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The group searching for Amelia Earhart says some debris found in the South Pacific could be the wreckage of the famed U.S. aviatrix's long-lost plane.

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Amelia Mary Earhart ( /ˈɛərhɑrt/ air-hart; born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937, declared legally dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart 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. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the world-famous Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.

Amelia Mary Earhart, daughter of Samuel "Edwin" Stanton Earhart (March 28, 1867) and Amelia "Amy" Otis Earhart (1869–1962), was born in Atchison, Kansas, in the home of her maternal grandfather, Alfred Gideon Otis (1827–1912), a former federal judge, president of the Atchison Savings Bank and a leading citizen in Atchison. This was the second child in the marriage as an infant was stillborn in August 1896. Alfred Otis had not initially favored the marriage and was not satisfied with Edwin's progress as a lawyer.

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