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Old 07-02-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Components of Amelia Earhart's plane might have floated for weeks in the waters of an uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, according to new analysis of a photograph taken three months after the disappearance of the glamorous aviator on July 2, 1937, during a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

Shot by British Colonial Service officer Eric R. Bevington in October 1937, during an expedition to assess the suitability for future settlement and colonization of Nikumaroro, a deserted island between Hawaii and Australia, the grainy photo has prompted a new expedition to find pieces of Earhart's long-lost Lockheed Electra aircraft.

Search for Amelia Earhart's plane to begin - Technology & science - Science - DiscoveryNews.com - msnbc.com
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks John1960...

Since I read a bio of her, I have been interested in what new information will turn up that could document the final determination of her, the navigator and the plane.

Great article...(but they call her "glamorous", which, after reading her bio, I doubt she would approve of...she was very intelligent and witty and daring, not really glamorous).
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Thanks John1960...

Since I read a bio of her, I have been interested in what new information will turn up that could document the final determination of her, the navigator and the plane.

Great article...(but they call her "glamorous", which, after reading her bio, I doubt she would approve of...she was very intelligent and witty and daring, not really glamorous).
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glam·or·ous   /ˈglæmərəs/ Show Spelled[glam-er-uhs] Show IPA
adjective
1. full of glamour; charmingly or fascinatingly attractive, especially in a mysterious or magical way.
2. full of excitement, adventure, and unusual activity: the glamorous job of a foreign correspondent.
Glamorous | Define Glamorous at Dictionary.com

I believe that they meant glamorous as in # 2 above....celebrated deeds. Not glamorous as in # 1 above....va va va voom.
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