Research Document #34

The Pan American Airways Memos

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Reproduced in this section are four Pan American Airways internal memoranda describing attempts by the company’s direction finder stations to receive and take bearings on radio signals suspected of being sent from the lost Earhart aircraft.

The first report is from R.M. Hansen, Operator in Charge, Wake Island.

The second report is from G.H. Miller, Operator in Charge, Midway Island.

The third report is a summary by G.W. Angus, the Division Communications Superintendent, Pacific Division to Pan Am’s Chief Communication Engineer in New York.

The fourth report is from K.C. Ambler, Section Supervisor, Communications, Honolulu.

The originals are difficult to read even after restoration so transcripts of each report are provided.

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