An Unsolved Mystery
Much like American aviatrix Amelia Earhart, Johnson's death is shrouded in mystery. The official story is that in January 1941, she was assigned a transport job that sent her flying into miserable weather. Her plane went off-course and ran out of fuel, and although witnesses saw her parachute from the plane, they were unable to rescue her due to the poor conditions. Rumors that there was someone else in the plane with her when it crashed have caused many to question the true nature of her mission that day, claiming that it was in fact a secret rescue mission. Neither her plane nor her body were ever recovered.
Bibliography: Doyle, Caitlin. Girls Can Do Anything: From Sports to Innovation, Art to Politics, Meet Over 200 Women Who Got There First. Buffalo: Firefly Books, 2016. Print.
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