This medal is typical of the memorabilia struck in Amelia Earhart's honor after her disappearance. The inscription on the back of the medal reads:"AviatrixAmelia EarhartBorn July 24, 1898Atchison, KansasFirst woman to fly the Atlantic, 1928:The Pacific, 1935:And to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross.Lost on Pacific Flight July, 1937"It would have taken a much larger medal to list all of Earhart's aviation accomplishments. In addition to the records listed, she was also the first woman (and only the second person) to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic; the first person to fly across the Atlantic twice; the first woman to fly solo and nonstop across the United States; and the first person to fly solo and nonstop from Mexico City to Newark, New Jersey. She also set several feminine speed and altitude records and received many awards and honors.


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