Google Doodles Amelia Earhart for 115th B-Day

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/ July 25, 2012

This past week Google paid homage to a pioneer in aviation for her 115th birthday.

75-years ago Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. Today, Google’s homepage displays an image of a Lockheed Vega 5b airplane with a character that resembles Earhart.

Amelia flew from Newfoundland in Canada to Culmore in Northern Ireland and received the US Distinguished Flying Cross.

Unfortunately, along with her navigator Fred Noonan, Amelia Earhart’s aircraft, a Lockheed Model 10 Electra, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean never to be found again when she attempted to fly the world years later.

75 years after her disappearance, a $2.2 million expedition to locate Earhart’s lost plane over the Pacific was launched by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery has recently returned without any conclusive evidence.

Salute Ms. Earhart!