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French pilot Anna-Marie Peltier, pictured here with her arms crossed next to a plane, was a F-27 captain for the Air Intern in France. Attached to the photograph is a typed description in French.

French pioneering pilot Marcelle Choisnet-Gohard, pictured here in a flight suit getting into a small plane, was an international glider champion. A paper attached to the bottom of the picture has a description typed in French.

French aviatrix Baroness Raymond de Laroche in a hat and sweater sits at the controls of a pusher biplane. She was the first woman to ever receive a pilots license.

Flying an early plane is Belgian born Hélène Dutrieu who made her mark in many transportation area - cycling, motorcycling, stunt rider, automobile racer, and aviatrix. During the war she worked as an ambulance driver and military hospital director. …

Maryse Hislz, a french pilot, is seen leaning against her Moth-Morane plane. On the side of the plane are the words "Paris" and "Saigon." She flew from the former to the later solo in 1930. In her earlier flying career she was a parachute…

Sophie M. Blanchard-Armant was a semi-professional balloonist who took to the skies for the first time with her balloonist father Jean Pierre Blanchard in 1792. She began accomplished at ballooning on her own by 1819.

This photograph is a…


Professional woman balloonist Fanny Godard (1839-1880) holds a sandbag in a balloon at the Paris Trivoli Gardens in France. Fanny wore sailor suits when she did her ballooning at this 1878 event, which would have been considered a scandal at the…

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In the spring of 1932, Earhart and her husband, George Putnam arrived in Cherbourg, France. They were greeted with flowers by frenchman M. Quoniam.
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