Amelia Earhart search revives her local connections ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Associated Press Amelia Earhart before takeoff from Los Angeles to Oakland days prior to attempting to fly around the globe. J. Gaiger/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images This month marks the 75th anniversary of Earhart’s doomed attempt to fly around the globe. Associated Press Last week a search expedition left Hawaii for Nikumaroro, a tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll. Eric Bevington/TIGHAR/REUTERS What is believed to be airplane wreckage is seen in this image taken in October 1939, in Nikumaroro, Republic of Kiribati. Ric Gillespie/TIGHAR/REUTERS An autonomous underwater vehicle designed by Bluefin Robotics of Quincy will help in the search. AFP/GettyImages There are other local connections to Earhart's story - at the time of her disappearance, her only sibling was living in Medford. Bettmann/Corbis/SP Images Amelia Earhart relocated from California to the Boston area in 1925 and often flew from what was then Dennison Airport in Quincy. Hulton Archive/Getty Images Earhart on the roof of the Hyde Park Hotel in London, with Captain Hilton H. Railey, in 1928.