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Amelia Earhart

Vintage Newspaper


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Amelia Earhart, (July 24, 1897 – disappeared 1937) legendary American aviation pioneer, authentic vintage newspaper.  Earhart gained worldwide notoriety by flying the Vega 5B in the first ever Transatlantic flight by a female pilot, and second overall to Charles Lindbergh.

The Minneapolis Journal, Tuesday, July 6, 1937. Headline: "Faint Signals Hold Out Hope For Amelia Earhart Rescue; New Ocean Area Searched / Husband of Aviatrix Believes Her Messages Were Misread and That She Is in Phoenix Island Vicinity," in part: "San Francisco, July 6 - Charles McGill, Oakland radio amateur, reported today he picked up at 8:35 a.m. Minneapolis time a faded voice message on the band of Amelia Earhart's missing plane saying:

"NRUI - KHAQQ, KHAQQ - SOS, SOS, SOS - KHAQQ. / 281 north Howland. / Cannot hold out much longer. / Drifting slowly northwest. / We above water. Motor sinking in water. Very wet.

Honolulu, T. H., July 6 - Faint carrier wave signals believed from the sending set of Amelia Earhart, brought new hope today for the rescue of the woman flier and her navigator, Fred J. Noonan, although they were almost four days overdue at Howland island on a projected round-the-world flight."

Measuring approximately 16.25 x 22.5, this vintage newspaper is in overall fine condition, with light toning along the edges.

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