Five years to the day Charles Lindbergh completed his transatlantic flight, Amelia Earhart became the second person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932.
Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight and the first ever nonstop flight between New York and Paris, in his single-engine monoplane The Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh completed the task in 33 1/2 hours.
Earhart’s plane traveled over 2,000 miles in less than 15 hours, she landed in Ireland. For this feat, she was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross by the U.S. Congress.