Amelia Earhart 75th anniversary: New expedition tries to unravel mystery of her disappearance (w/ full video)

from MSNBC.com

7/2/2012

By James Eng, msnbc.com

Seventy-five years after Amelia Earhart went missing over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to circumnavigate the globe, a new expedition will search the waters in hopes of resolving the longstanding mystery of what happened to the American aviation pioneer.

The Niku VII expedition will search the underwater reef slope off the west end of Nikumaroro, formerly Gardner Island, an uninhabited coral atoll in the Pacific, looking for signs of wreckage from Earhart’s Lockheed Electra. . . . Read Complete Report

from Youtube

Amelia Earhart: The Price of Courage (52min 53 secs)

Uploaded by on Feb 18, 2012

“The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart was one of America’s first celebrities. After only a few years as a pilot she became the best-known female flier in America, not only for her daring and determination, but also for her striking looks and outspoken personality. Amelia even had an uncanny resemblance to Charles Lindbergh, the most famous man in America at the time, that publicists seized upon nicknaming her :Lady Lindy.” Three weeks short of her 40th birthday, Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, and her story became legend.” . . .HistoryFeed

2 comments

  1. PallSpera says:

    Hate to disagree with all you guys but I have always been pretty fascinated with this story and would love to find out, in my lifetime, what happened to her.

    • rickosmon says:

      Hi Pall,
      Partly because Amelia did a lot of her prep at Purdue Univ and because I’m a Hoosier, I too would like to find out the real story. My gut tells me she and Noonan were human sacrifices.

      The question is were they sacrifices to a government that wanted war with Japan or to a publisher who wanted more headlines or both?

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