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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
 
 
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
 
 
Amelia Earhart Putnam and associates prepare for her round-the-world flight, in Oakland, California.

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.

Date: 1937, March 13
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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