Legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart would have been 115 on Tuesday, July 24, and Google is honoring her with a Google doodle depicting a yellow-scarfed Earhart climbing into a Lockheed Vega 5B monoplane.
Earhart disappeared while flying over the Pacific on July 2, 1937 — less than a month before her 40th birthday. The location of her crash remains a mystery, though many attempts have been made to find both the wreckage of her plane and her body.
The latest effort has concentrated on the tiny uninhabited island of Nikumaroro, located between Hawaii and Australia ended without any conclusive evidence that the site was the location of the crash, reports Discovery News. Still, the group spearheading the search believes it may still be there.
“This is just sort of the way things are in this world,” The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery president Pat Thrasher says. “It’s not like an Indiana Jones flick where you go through a door and there it is. It’s not like that – it’s never like that.”
Earhart was born in Kansas in 1897 and was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross from Congress.