A grand reception

Amelia Earhart arrives in Chicago on June 24, 1932. Earhart had recently completed her solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean and was invited by Gen. Frank Parker to attend the opening of the George Washington bicentennial military tournament at Soldier Field. Earhart's plane was met several miles outside of Chicago by an escort of 100 Army Air Corps planes, a rare reception for a civilian flier.

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