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Amelia's Disappearing Trick
By: Aven H.
Iowa, Age 11


7/2/1937

Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan take off for Howland Island. Howland is barely half a mile wide and hardly two miles long - - only a dot in the Pacific Ocean. Only twenty hours into the flight, Amelia's voice is picked up by a ship's radio near the island. Unfortunately, the Electra and crew never arrive. President Roosevelt personally authorizes nine naval ships and 66 planes to help in the search effort. Over 4,000 men rake through the waters and islands of the South Pacific. But Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan are never seen again.


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