Mountain View, California: Continuing with its novel mission to recognise long forgotten exemplary achievers, Internet giant Google honoured brave heart American aviator Amelia Earhart with a doodle on her 115th birth anniversary.
The Google doodle shows Amelia Earhart climbing up her Lockheed Vega 5B monoplane, her yellow scarf fluttering in the wind. The Google logo has been depicted as being painted below the wings, just as the original registration number of the aircraft.
The Lockheed Vega 5B which features in the Doodle was the aircraft that she used to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone May 20–21, 1932.
Earhart was born in Kansas, USA on July 24 1897. Her solo trans-Atlantic flight brought her laurels with her becoming the first woman to receive the US Distinguished Flying Cross.
A multi-talented personality, Earhart wrote best-selling books ‘20 Hrs., 40 Min’ (1928) and ‘The Fun of It’ (1932) about her flying experiences.
The legendary aviator had disappeared seventy five years ago – in 1937 - while flying over the Pacific Ocean. Amelia Earhart was trying to circumnavigate the globe in a Lockheed Model 10 Electra.
Although many search expeditions were launched near Howland Island in central Pacific Ocean but no trace of her was found, giving birth to the enigma of Earhart that still fascinates the world.