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July 09, 2012
Amelia Earhart before takeoff from Los Angeles to Oakland days prior to attempting to fly around the globe.
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This month marks the 75th anniversary of Earhart’s doomed attempt to fly around the globe.
Last week a search expedition left Hawaii for Nikumaroro, a tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll.
What is believed to be airplane wreckage is seen in this image taken in October 1939, in Nikumaroro, Republic of Kiribati.
An autonomous underwater vehicle designed by Bluefin Robotics of Quincy will help in the search.
There are other local connections to Earhart's story - at the time of her disappearance, her only sibling was living in Medford.
Amelia Earhart relocated from California to the Boston area in 1925 and often flew from what was then Dennison Airport in Quincy.
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Earhart on the roof of the Hyde Park Hotel in London, with Captain Hilton H. Railey, in 1928.