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Cliff Smith

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Lae to Howland
« on: October 17, 2012, 11:51:28 AM »

Hi;
Just finished reading "East to the Dawn" and "Finding Amelia" and I have a few questions.
- Why wasn't a straight line flight-route to Hawaii over the Marshalls and Johnston Atoll planned instead of Howland?
- The navy tugboat "Ontario", did she see or hear Amelia pass over?
Thanx
C.S.
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Gary LaPook

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Re: Lae to Howland
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 01:12:23 AM »

Hi;
Just finished reading "East to the Dawn" and "Finding Amelia" and I have a few questions.
- Why wasn't a straight line flight-route to Hawaii over the Marshalls and Johnston Atoll planned instead of Howland?
- The navy tugboat "Ontario", did she see or hear Amelia pass over?
Thanx
C.S.
1. The plane did not have the range to fly non-stop from Lae to Hawaii.

2. No

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