Air armada ready for final searc amelia earhart
AIR ARMADA READY FOR FINAL SEARCH AMELIA EARHART ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER Lexington off Howland Island, July 13.—(/P)—Sixty planes roared from the deck of the Lexington today in a last, mighty effort to locate Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Frederick J. Noonan, lost 11 days ago. HONOLULU, ' July 13.— (/!>)— Tho greatest air force ever assembled for a, mid-Pacific search — 63 planes tnC <WBS -fueled -today tp skim along ,e equator in tho navy's last nC uijudiv. 11* mvj ncivj a (tioi. lit.- [ forts to find Amelia Earhart, miss- ing 11 days in one of the world's loneliest regions. If weather conditions are favorable favorable the planes will zoom from tho aircraft carrier Lexington's deck to survey an area of 30,000 squnro miles centering about bleak Howlund Island, which the aviatrlx and her navigator, Fred- crick J. Noonan, missed on a flight from New Guinea. Officials said the Giant carricu expected to reach tho search area by dawn, was hampered last night by a tropical storm which might delay tho , aerial search. Aii area 00 miles wide and 600 miles long extending north and south from Howland was mapped for the first day's survey in the hitherto fruitless search, which has seen hopes of rescue practically practically vanish.