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This week in history


Reviewing history in the military, the Air Force and triumphs and misadventures in airpower. Amelia Earhart is a name many have heard in the classroom and beyond. A pioneer of American aviation, Earhart set off for her transatlantic solo flight on the morning of May 20, 1932. She flew from Newfoundland and landed in Ireland in under 15 hours the next day. Earhart traveled over 2,000 miles in a Lockheed Vega 5B during the trip. Although she wasn’t the first — American aviator Charles Lindbergh became the first pilot to accomplish the nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927…