Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart Putnam, famous woman flier, entered the Bendix Air Race at the last moment, and said she was in the contest not to complete for the prize but for fun, shown with her technical advisor, Paul Mantz, who made the flight with her in Los Angeles on August 31, 1935. She finished fifth, flying to Cleveland in elapsed time of 13 hours, 47 minutes, six and 1-10 seconds. (AP Photo)

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