It has been 76 years since Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, attempted to fly around the globe in her Lockheed Model 10 Electra. She never arrived home. On July 2nd, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howard Island.
A New Zealand museum has discovered lost photos of the island, nowadays called Nikumaroro Island, where some believe Amelia Earhart sought shelter after her aircraft crashed in the South Pacific in 1937 where she survived for days or even weeks with her navigator Fred Noonan.
Check out the article ABC dedicated to the discovery with lots of photos and videos.
(Source: Boris Benko)
Book: “Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart”
In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia’s life (from childhood up until her last flight) and the exhaustive search for her and her missing plane. With incredible photos, maps, and handwritten notes from Amelia herself—plus informative sidebars tackling everything from the history of flight to what Amelia liked to eat while flying (tomato soup).
Nikumaroro Island, the Island some believe Earhart sought shelter after her crash landing