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Jeff Lange

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Article about Ann Pellegreno
« on: August 01, 2016, 09:14:04 AM »

Link to an article I saw today on facebook regarding Ann Pellegreno, a flier from my hometown who retraced Amelia Earhart's flight in the late 1960's. There is a photo of the parade our town held afterwards, which I remember well, even though I was only 6. Oh well-my small tie in to the Earhart mystery!

Michigan Today-Ann Pellegreno
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: Article about Ann Pellegreno
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 11:24:18 AM »

I took this photo of her Electra 49 years ago (Aaaargh!) in August 1967 at the EAA Fly-In in Rockford, IL (back in the pre-Oshkosh era). Ann later bought into the whole Japanese Capture idiocy but she and I had a good talk in Atchison a few years ago when I was the featured speaker at the Earhart Festival. 

I just noticed the big nonstandard air scoops on the inboard side of the engines.  I wonder what they were for? The airplane is a 10A with 450 hp R-985s.
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Karen Hoy

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Re: Article about Ann Pellegreno
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 11:58:01 AM »

Skeet Gifford and I met her in Atchison. She tried to convince us that Rollin Reineck's book is the "real story of Amelia's disappearance."

Maybe she didn't notice our TIGHAR shirts!

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Bill Mangus

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Re: Article about Ann Pellegreno
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 01:01:43 PM »

World Flight - the Earhart Trail is a pretty good read.  I've had a copy for many years and still pull it out and read sections of it.  Even in 1967 it is interesting how similar some of the problems she faced echoed the ones AE and FN had in 1937.  Their difficulty seeing Howland Island and how a DF fix from the CG cutter Blackhaw enabled them to successfully overfly Howland is a strong counterpoint to the lack of communication AE and FN faced.

If you can find a copy its well-worth the time to read.
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Alfred Hendrickson

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Re: Article about Ann Pellegreno
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 03:10:39 PM »

There's four copies on ebay right now. One of them is autographed.
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