Shooting Star: The First Attempt By A Woman To Reach Hawaii By Air
By Richard DuRose
Published: August 31, 2011.
Shooting Star is the story of Mildred Doran, who, in 1927 set her sights on becoming the first woman to fly from the West Coast of the United States to Hawaii, a distance of 2,400 miles. She was a participant in the Dole Transpacific Air Race, which promised fame and fortune to the first aviator to land at Honolulu from Oakland, California. You know about Amelia Earhart, now learn about Mildred.