[Above: Marga von Etzdorf, Thea Rasche (2nd from left) and Elly Beinhorn, among others]

[Above: Thea Rasche, July 1930. Courtesy of the Bundesarchiv.]

[Above: Thea Rasche with American pilot Clarence Chamberlin.]

[Above: Thea Rasche and Clarence Chamberlin, 1927.]

[Above: This is labeled 'The Flying Fräulein from Essen'.]

[Above: Thea Rasche.]

[Above: Uh oh, I don't think it's supposed to go that way! Thea Rasche stands by, pointing at the plane. She had attempted to fly under a bridge at Albany, New York, when her engine failed and she was forced to abandon it in the Hudson River, August 12, 1927.]

[Above: 1927 press photo of Thea Rasche In flight suit.]