as passenger, became 1st woman to fly across Atlantic Ocean 1928
vice-president of Luddington Airlines, Inc. 1930-1931
made 1st female solo trans-Atlantic airplane flight 1932, flying from Newfoundland to Wales
made 1st solo flight from Honolulu to US mainland 1935
made 1st solo flight from Mexico City to New York City 1935
began attempt at around-the-world airplane flight 1937, but disappeared near Howland Island in Pacific Ocean
2nd wife of George Putnam 1931
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