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What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

Department of State | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012



At the time of her disappearance in 1937, Amelia Earhart was arguably the most famous woman of her generation and is, even today, certainly the most well-known woman aviator of all time. Earhart set out to be the first person to circle the globe by air in the area close to the equator, but she and her navigator failed to arrive as planned on Howland Island in the Central Pacific. Since that time, their disappearance has become one of the most baffling mysteries of the 20th century. 

Join aircraft recovery expert Richard E. Gillespie as he presents his program “What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?” on Saturday, March 3rd at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover.  A former accident investigator and risk manager for the aviation insurance industry, Gillespie is the author of the book, Finding Amelia – The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance. He is also the founder and executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) .

WHEN:    March 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Delaware Public Archives, 121 Duke of York Street, Dover

This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

For more information, contact Tom Summers at (302) 744-5047 or thomas.summers@delaware.gov.

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What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

Department of State | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012



At the time of her disappearance in 1937, Amelia Earhart was arguably the most famous woman of her generation and is, even today, certainly the most well-known woman aviator of all time. Earhart set out to be the first person to circle the globe by air in the area close to the equator, but she and her navigator failed to arrive as planned on Howland Island in the Central Pacific. Since that time, their disappearance has become one of the most baffling mysteries of the 20th century. 

Join aircraft recovery expert Richard E. Gillespie as he presents his program “What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?” on Saturday, March 3rd at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover.  A former accident investigator and risk manager for the aviation insurance industry, Gillespie is the author of the book, Finding Amelia – The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance. He is also the founder and executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) .

WHEN:    March 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Delaware Public Archives, 121 Duke of York Street, Dover

This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

For more information, contact Tom Summers at (302) 744-5047 or thomas.summers@delaware.gov.

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