Amelia Earhart

JOINT RESOLUTION: Authorizing the President of the United States to present the Distinguished Flying Cross to Amelia Earhart Putnam: Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States is authorized to present the Distinguished Flying Cross to Amelia Earhart Putnam for displaying heroic courage and skill as a navigator, at risk of her life, by her nonstop flight in her plane, unnamed, from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to Londonderry, Ireland, on May 20, 1932, by which she became the first and only woman, and the second person, to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a plane in solo flight, and also establish new records for speed and elapsed time between the two continents.