"Worst is Ahead as Amelia Earhart Prepares for Howland Island Hop," June 30, 1937

Summary

Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan took off from Lae, New Guinea, on July 2, 1937, bound for Howland Island, some 2,560 miles away. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Itasca waited at Howland to guide their approach. Radio difficulties plagued Earhart's communication with the Itasca, and may have impaired her airplane's navigational equipment. Earhart and Noonan never reached their destination.

Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan took off from Lae, New Guinea, on July 2, 1937, bound for Howland Island, some 2,560 miles away. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Itasca waited at Howland to guide their approach. Radio difficulties plagued Earhart's communication with the Itasca, and may have impaired her airplane's navigational equipment. Earhart and Noonan never reached their destination.

Artifact

Clipping (Information artifact)

Date Made

30 June 1937

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.19

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Newsprint

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 5.625 in

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