Hope buoyed for rescue of famed flyer

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Hope buoyed for rescue of famed flyer - SIGNALS HEARD SUNDAY, JULY 4, 1987 * * * * 6c A...
SIGNALS HEARD SUNDAY, JULY 4, 1987 * * * * 6c A COPY REMOVING FORCES ' · ' ' ' NOTED AVIATRIX LOST IN MID-PACIFIC WATERS had "because employer as and the Ma- a in' John distributed in on the into AMELIA EARHART The entire route contigifcted by-Amelia Earhart in-fier around-the-world flight is shown above,, The circle around Howland: :]f^nd in mid-Pacific shows the approximate point she had reached when her plane came down, and where the Navy and Coast Guard search for .her centered Saturday. HOPE BUOYED FOR RESCUE OF FAMED FLYER Wide Search Starts Near Pacific Island As Aviatrix Misses Goal At Howland LOS ANGEVES, July 3. CSV-Faint distress signals in a voice which two amateur radio operators said came from Amelia Earhart, were picked up at 6:42 and 7 a. m. Saturday. "KHAQQ--SOS," each repeated three times were heard at 6:42 a. by Walter McMenamy and Carl Pierson over their powerful receiver. The call alone was repeated three times at 7 «. m. "I recognized Miss Earharvs voice from conversations I fc-.ve had with her, although I never have heard her on the air before," said Pierson. "Walter recognized her because h« maintained wireless contact with her plane on her flight from Oakland to Hawaii this spring." CONFIDENCE IN EARLY RESCUE IS EXPRESSED HONOLULU, July 3. (IP)--ConrK dence Amelia Earhart and Navigator Fred Noonan would be res* cued Saturday from the shark- infested tropical waters where their round-the-world plane w«a forced down, was expressed Saturday by naval and coast guard officers in close touch with the search. Hopes were buoyed by radio signals from KAHQQ, Miss Earhart's radio, heard by half e. dozen radio listeners from Sydney, Australia, t« Los Angeles. Calls were heard repeatedly during the morning, but they failed t» give the plane's exact position or tell how the drifting fliers fared. The coast guard cutter Itasca cruised north of little Howland island, objective which Miss Earhart apparently overshot on her 2,570 mile flight from New Guinea, while one of the navy's crack flying boats sped smoothly along on a 1,532 flight from Honolulu to Howland to join the search. Ships Join Hunt The navy minesweeper Swan joined the hunt from a position halfway between Honolulu and Howland, where she had been stationed 'to aiiTin the next leg of the flight. - Naval officers ordered the Mr- ·graf t. tender Pelican and the battte- ip Colorado made ready to sail ·from. Honolulu on a moment's notice, TJiev.minsllajrEi.J'albot^tocd.Jjjt. for order's. The Itasca reached a point 100 miles north of Howland island without sighting e. flare or rocket from Miss Earhart's monoplane. -Her radiomen heard KAHQQ, but could make nothing definite from the messages and failed in attempts to establish a two-way conversation. But despite the lack of knowledge of the fliers' whereabouts, naval officers and coast guardsmen expressed confidence. They asked not to be named. Confidence was voiced, too, by George Palmer Putnam in calls to the Saa Francisco coast guard radio to inquire about progress to the hunt for his wife. Coast guardsmen even suggested the fliers may have reached a mid- Pacific coral reef or sand pit and set up their emergency radio on land. Weather conditions were fairly favorable for the safety of the pair, whether they were on some remote atoll or still adrift. Weather men said the navy flying boat would probably find a smooth sea and favorable landing conditions wlien it arrived around 11:30 a. m. (Pacific Standard Time) Saturday. Flames Destroy Boardwalk Area At $600, 000 Loss ROCKAWAY BEACH, N. ' Y., July 3. (5)--Flames destroyed, a section of boardwalk concessions here Saturday, with damage estimated at $600,000 before fire apparatus from two v boroughs brought them under control.. Two p e r s o n s were injured

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  1. The Brownsville Herald,
  2. 04 Jul 1937, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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