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Gary LaPook

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Re: Photos of Amelia Earhart
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2011, 10:44:42 PM »


According to this, Honolulu was the final destination:

http://tighar.org/Projects/Earhart/Archives/MapsandPhotos/maps/worldflight.html


According to that map, and as we know from other sources, the final destination was Oakland.

This timeline shows the actual and planned distances of the legs of the journey.  It has the Howland to Honolulu leg at 1900 miles--close enough to 1953, I'd say.
Using the location of Luke field for Honolulu, 21° 22' N, 157° 58' W and the Williams coordinates for Howland, 00° 49' N, 176° 43' W and doing the trig for the calculation of great circle distance, the answer comes out to be 1898 SM.

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richie conroy

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Re: Photos of Amelia Earhart
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2012, 12:49:03 PM »



http://www.antiquehelper.com/item/373993

sextant in corner by hinge says 3339 - 1416 date 1942

so we can be sure the box on gardner was not for a brandis sextant as the number 3500 hadnt been reached by 1942

or am i assuming thats how it wud work ?
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Photos of Amelia Earhart
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2012, 02:02:18 PM »


sextant in corner by hinge says 3339 - 1416 date 1942


The label pretty clearly says "1415," not "1416."

It is already in our table of sextant numbers.

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so we can be sure the box on gardner was not for a brandis sextant as the number 3500 hadnt been reached by 1942

or am i assuming that's how it would work ?

If you study the table and the commentary that goes with it, you should be able to answer your own question.

The short version is "no."
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Jeff Palshook

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Re: Photos of Amelia Earhart
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2012, 11:21:12 AM »

Richie,

In your original posting to this thread, you included the photo below of Earhart posing in the Electra's cabin, fiddling with the radio receiver.  Did you get this photo off the internet?  If so, do you have the website address where you got it?  Was there any additional information that went with the photo, such as whatever caption the Baltimore Sun included when it published the photo?  I'm mostly interested in knowing the date of the edition of the Baltimore Sun this photo was published in.

Jeff P.


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richie conroy

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Re: Photos of Amelia Earhart
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2012, 12:00:14 PM »

Richie,

In your original posting to this thread, you included the photo below of Earhart posing in the Electra's cabin, fiddling with the radio receiver.  Did you get this photo off the internet?  If so, do you have the website address where you got it?  Was there any additional information that went with the photo, such as whatever caption the Baltimore Sun included when it published the photo?  I'm mostly interested in knowing the date of the edition of the Baltimore Sun this photo was published in.

Jeff P.




the picture is off ebay sum time last year

but this is the caption on back of photo

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Jeff Palshook

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Re: Photos of Amelia Earhart
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2012, 04:18:36 PM »

Thanks, Richie.  That helps me quite a bit.
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