"Weakening SOS Signals Set Ships on Hunt for Amelia Earhart," July 1937

Summary

When Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan failed to reach Howland Island, a planned stop on their 1937 around-the-world flight, United States Navy and Coast Guard crews launched an intensive search effort. When the official search ended after 17 days, Earhart's husband, George Putnam, financed an additional private effort. No trace of Earhart, Noonan or their Lockheed Electra was found.

When Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan failed to reach Howland Island, a planned stop on their 1937 around-the-world flight, United States Navy and Coast Guard crews launched an intensive search effort. When the official search ended after 17 days, Earhart's husband, George Putnam, financed an additional private effort. No trace of Earhart, Noonan or their Lockheed Electra was found.

Artifact

Clipping (Information artifact)

Date Made

July 1937

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.25

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 22 in

Width: 17.75 in

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