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Unidentified Photographer

[Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, Dakar, Senegal]

Date June 8, 1937
Location Dakar West Africa Senegal
Dimensions Image: 7 13/16 x 6 1/16 in. (19.8 x 15.4 cm)
Paper: 8 7/16 x 6 9/16 in. (21.4 x 16.7 cm)
Print medium Photo-Gelatin silver

"Miss Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan are pictured at the airport here [Dakar, Senegal] as they studied a map of the route over the jungle to Niamey, French West Africa [now Niger], 1,275 miles east of this point. Miss Earhart set her fleet twin-motored Lockheed Electra down on Dakar airport on June 8, the day after she landed at St. Louis, 163 miles north, following a flight across the South Atlantic from Natal, Brazil. She and Captain Noonan are making a leisurely flight around the world at its 'waist.'"

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The LIFE Magazine Collection, 2005

Feedback Accession No. 1348.2005