Ancient history

Weak cries for help

On May 23, 1932, at the end of the afternoon, a single-engine Lockheed landed in Ireland, near Londonderry, in a meadow where sheep were grazing. The shepherds come running. From the undamaged aircraft, the pilot descends. He takes off his helmet and declares, a smile on his tired face:“I have just crossed the Atlantic. I am Amelia Earhart. »
This is not the first feat of this thirty-four-year-old woman. In 1928, she had already crossed the ocean, but as a passenger. She had been flying since 1921, quickly became popular and gave up her job as a social worker to devote herself to aviation.
We nicknamed her "Miss Lindy", Miss Lindbergh, and he is true that his features recall those of the famous aviator. “A woman must try what men have succeeded in,” she repeats. In 1932, she broke the women's speed record. In 1935, she flew, alone, from Hawaii to California, then from Los Angeles to Mexico.
In 1937, she decided to circumnavigate the world with her twin-engine Lockheed Electra. Delayed by an accident, she took off from Hawaii on May 20 with her navigator, Fred Noonan. It reached successively, in stages, Brazil, Senegal, Ethiopia, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Guinea and was to land on July 2 on the island of Howland. .
She'll never make it. We believe we are picking up weak cries for help. A squadron searches in vain for several days. The legend of his life will be followed by the legend of his death. American writer Fred Goerner claimed, after investigation, that Amelia Earhart had been tasked with a spy mission over the island of Saipan. She would have been taken by the Japanese and executed.

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