The disappearance of American aviatrix Amelia Earhart in 1937. A smiling Amelia Earhart stands with a man, possibly Fred Noonan. Earhart and crew loading up an airplane parked in a hanger. May 20, 1937, Lockheed Model 10-E Electra taking off from Oakland, California bound for Miami, Florida on the first leg of Earhart's second attempt at an around-the-world flight. Earhart and her navigator disappear during the flight and are last heard from on July 2, 1937. A huge air sea search is undertaken to find them. An aircraft carrier underway at sea. Airplane parked on the flight deck. Bi-Planes fly in formation during search.
Amelia Earhart takes off from the U.S. Naval Air Station in Oakland, California in her Lockheed Electra aircraft, to begin her round-the-world flight. The runway and ramp contain small puddles of water from a recent rain shower. Aerial views from another airplane of the Lockheed Electra as it flies over the Oakland area of California. View of Oakland Bay Bridge.(These were probably shot on March 13th during their checkout flight.) In separate scenes, prior to departure, on the ground, Amelia talks with her husband, George P. Putnam.
Amelia Earhart in flight above Oakland, California prepares herself before the first leg of a round the world flight. She poses with three man including the navigator Fred Noonan. She takes off from Oakland.
Preparations for Amelia Earhart's trip around the world in her Lockheed Electra airplane. Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan in flight, checking navigation equipment and procedures in the air. Aerial views from another aircraft of the Lockheed Electra over the Oakland Bridge and other landmarks. The aircraft is seen landing and taking off at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Oakland, California
An all girls baseball match in Oakland, California. Teams of young women from Niles and Oakland play a baseball game in Oakland, California. Niles defeats Oakland 27-4.
Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra parked, with engines running, on wet ramp in front of hangar at U.S. Naval Air Station in Oakland California. In change of scene, Amelia Earhart climbs from cockpit of the parked airplane and, with helping hand, from Mechanic Bo McKneely, jumps from the wing to the ground. (McKneely is on top of the fuselage, refueling the airplane.) Earhart talks with her husband, George P. Putnam.