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Primary Object
Unknown piece of aluminum from Lockheed Electra plane
Artifact Attributes
To Come
Lockheed Aviation
Title/Object Name
Aircraft fragment
Circa 1937
5"h X 6 1/2"w
Artifact Descriptions
Aluminum fragment from unknown area of the Lockhead Electra airplane. Written on the fragment is the following: "1937 Flying Laboratory Lockheed Damaged in Honolulu March'37 Amelia Earhart. Presented by Grig. Gen. Young #55"
Artifact Origin Map
Burbank, California
The Collections Aviation | Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart

Updated: October 5, 2006

viation pioneer Amelia Earhart is one of 151 aviators or groups of aviators honored at the Mission Inn. On February 3, 1936, Earhart attended the ceremony at the hotel when copper wings with her etched initials were affixed to the Famous Fliers' Wall. In 1937, Earhart and navigators Fred J. Noonan and Harry Manning attempted to circumnavigate the globe in a Lockheed Electra twin-engine aircraft. On March 20, 1937, their plane crashed on takeoff from the Honolulu airport. The three were headed for Howland Island in the Pacific on an east-to-west flight plan. The plane was sent back for repairs to Lockheed’s manufacturing facility in Burbank, California. This piece of aluminum and a Lunkenheimer-made gas strainer (also in the Mission Inn collections) are from the Lockheed Electra.

In May of 1937, Earhart and Noonan (without Manning) disappeared on their second attempt to fly around the world. They were last heard from as they were flying, west-to-east this time, from New Guinea to Howland Island.
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Online Links & Resources

Amelia Earhart Museum
Amelia Earhart
For information on General Yount
George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers E-Archives -Purdue University Libraries

Selected Bibliography

Brooks-Pazmany, Kathleen L. (1983). United States Women in Aviation, 1919-1929. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Butler, Susan. (1997). East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart. Reading MA: Addison-Wesley.

Goldstein, Donald M. and Katherine V. Dulles. (1999). Amelia: A Life of the Aviation Legend. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books.

Parr, Jan. (1997). Amelia Earhart : First Lady of Flight. London: Franklin Watts.

Rich, Doris L. (1989). Amelia Earhart: A Biography. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press


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