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The air-sea search undertaken to find the American aviatrix Amelia Earhart in the Pacific Ocean.

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.

Date: 1937, May 20
Duration: 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Amelia Earhart takes off on her flight around the world. Preparations prior to the flight.

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.

Date: 1937, March 17
Duration: 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Soviet flyers who flew from Moscow, Russia, to Vancover Washington, begin journey back to Russia

United Airlines DC-3 Mainliner aircraft lands and taxis to the airfield ramp,at Oakland, California. U.S. military and civilian officials, and newsmen gather around the airplane as its doors open. A crowd of spectators and well-wishers fill an area at the airfield terminal. Closeup of three Soviet flyers, standing and waving from the top of stairs at the plane's door. They are Pilot Valery Chkalov; Co-pilot Georgy Baydukov and Navigator Alexander Belyakov. They left Moscow, Russia, June 18, 1937 in a single-engine Soviet Tupolev ANT-25 aircraft on a flight over the North Pole and finally landed after 63 hours and 25 minutes, at. the U.S. Army Pearson Field in Fort Vancouver Barracks (Washington State, USA). Scene shifts to Pearson Field, where their airplane is being prepared for shipment back to Russia. U.S. Army soldiers package up recording instruments preserving evidence of the flight necessary to document their accomplishment. They remove and package loose articles, such as parachutes. View of the airplane being completely covered in protective tarp wrappings.

Date: 1937, June
Duration: 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Amelia Earhart in Oakland, California prepares herself before the first leg of her round the world flight.

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.

Date: 1937, March 15
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan airborne in the Lockheed Electra checking navigation equipment and procedures

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

Date: 1937, March 13
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
All girls team Niles defeats Oakland 27-4 in 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.

Date: 1930, August 11
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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