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Amelia Earhart vanished during an attempt to fly around the world. Newspaper article struggles with and discusses possibilities of what happened in those final moments as she flew across the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937


Issued in 1963, this two color engraved design shows us Amelia Earhart in the foreground, and her Lockheed 10E Special "Electra" aircraft in the background. It was the Lockheed Electra in which Earhart disappeared along with her navigator Fred Noonan in 1937. Aviator heros and their aircraft are popular icons for airmail stamps the world over. This stamp combines both. Fittingly, the carmine and maroon colors match the color of the definetive issue of the day of the same denomination.


Speculation about shark-infested waters was the top headline in the July 3, 1937, edition of The Baltimore News-Post. (Newseum collection)

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15 famous people who mysteriously disappeared

Amelia Mary Earhart (born 24 July 1897, Atchison, Kansas - missing from 2 July 1937, western Pacific ocean), daughter of Edwin and Amy Earhart, was an American aviator and noted early female pilot who mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigational flight in 1937.


July 2, 1937: Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world at the equator.