Last heard from somewhere over the Pacific.
With “just one more good flight left”
in her system, flying around the world,
Electra, 1000 feet, “we cannot see you.”
Finally, “We are running north and south.”
Wondering what a feminist icon living in the earlier half of the 1900′s thought about love and marriage? Check out the document above, a letter from Amelia Earhart to her future husband George Putnam.
Amelia Earhart says goodbye to her husband George Palmer Putnam
in Miami prior to her departure on June 1, 1937.
It was 75 years ago today,that Amelia Earhart was last heard from, somewhere over the Pacific.
She and her navigator had set off in May from Miami to fly around the world in a Lockheed Electra.
"I have a feeling that there is just about one more good flight left in my system, and I hope this trip is it."
They had landed in New Guinea - an area that was not accurately mapped - and the U.S. Coast Guard ships were in place to help guide them to their next stop, the tiny Howland Island.
They left in poor weather. Her last two transmissions were:
"We must be on you, but we cannot see you. Fuel is running low. Been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at 1,000 feet."
and, about an hour later,
"We are running north and south."
Despite President Roosevelt sending nine ships and 66 aircraft to search for the downed plane, it has never been found. Mystery and myth still surrounds her death. A new search team will use robotic submarines this summer search the waters where they think the Electra went down.