Medal Commemorating Amelia Earhart, the First Woman to Cross over the Atlantic Ocean by Airplane, 1928

Summary

Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic Ocean on June 17-18, 1928. She did not pilot the plane, but rode as a passenger with pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Louis Gordon. The trio flew in a Fokker F.VII Tri-Motor named Friendship. Four years later, Earhart crossed the Atlantic again -- this time as pilot on a solo flight.

Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic Ocean on June 17-18, 1928. She did not pilot the plane, but rode as a passenger with pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Louis Gordon. The trio flew in a Fokker F.VII Tri-Motor named Friendship. Four years later, Earhart crossed the Atlantic again -- this time as pilot on a solo flight.

Artifact

Medal

Date Made

1928-1936

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

36.381.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal

Dimensions

Height: 0.063 in

Diameter: 1.25 in

Inscriptions

on front: THE FIRST WOMAN TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC BY AIRPLANE - AMELIA EARHART on back: NEWFOUNDLAND JUNE 17 - SOUTH WALES JUNE 18 - 1928 in center of back: SEAPLANE / FRIENDSHIP / WHITEHEAD - [?]

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