What Happened To Amelia Earhart

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LaDasha Watkins
English 11
Mrs. Cox
10 March 2016
What Happened to Amelia Earhart?
On June 2, 1937 one of the world 's famous woman inspired aviator vanished into the Pacific Ocean. Amelia Earhart grew up with the desire to flying high in the air. She set numerous world records while creating her pilot career. Soon after her disappearance many were left sceptical. Amelia is known for her bravery. She was recognized for being a strong woman in a man 's world. Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on the twenty- fourth day of July 1897. She is the daughter of Samuel “Edwin” Stanton Earhart and Amelia “Amy” Otis Earhart. Amelia was known as the family pet name “Meeley.” Amelia was also known as a tomboy. She has only one sibling by
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On June 2, 1937 many had reported Earhart and her partner Noonan encountered problems with overcast skies and rain showers early that morning. Some witnesses reported that the radio antenna may have been damaged, and other experts suggest that their maps may have been inaccurate (Woog 22). Flying towards Howland Island, they were unable to make sufficient connection with the Itasca or to land on the island. Earhart’s last communication was at 8:43 a.m.: “We are running north and south.” (Victor 1) Earhart approached Howland Island and received messages that she was lost and running out of fuel (History.com1). Several hours later the contact was lost and Earhart tried to land the Lockheed on the water. The Itasca began a rescue attempt immediately and the search continued for weeks, nothing was found. On Jan. 5, 1939, Earhart and Noonan were declared legally dead (Anna1). Many believed that the Electra aircraft Earhart and Noonan were flying was ditched or crashed nearly 22,000 miles. Only three weeks short of her 40th birthday, Earhart disappeared and her story became legend…show more content…
Immediately after their death, President Roosevelt authorized a search of nine naval ships and sixty six aircraft at an estimated cost of over $4 million. On July 18 the search was abandoned all hope of finding them alive (“The Last Flight”). The “Earhart Project” is an investigation launched in 1988 by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) to conclusively solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart disappearance (“The Last Flight”2). Also, in 1940, a British Colonial Service officer found a partial skeleton on the island, as well as a campfire. TIGHAR has led several expeditions to the island and found artifacts that suggested they were left by the American woman of the 1930s. This Organization plans more expeditions in the next few years (Szalay 2). In conclusion. Amelia Earhart was known for achieving a lot of things in her life. She has brought many attention to women knowledge and power to overachieve men. Her disappearance has impacted many women in such a way. Amelia was determined to do just about anything that involved flying. Her story will never be forgotten and her although she may still be missing her legacy will remain

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