Atchison Daily Globe


June 2, 1937


Miami, Fla., June 2 - Pan American Airways reported that Amelia Earhart landed at Capripito, Venezuela, at 10:18 a.m., (Eastern Standard Time) today after a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

It was expected that she and her navigator, Capt. Fred J. Noonan, would remain overnight in the Standard Oil company's guest house there and take off tomorrow for Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana. From there, she probably would fly to Natal by way of Uara, Brazil.

The aviatrix is flying around the world as near the equator as practicable, making the 28,000-mile journey for pleasure.

June 3, 1937


Paramaribo, Dutch Guinea, June -- Amelia Earhart landed here today at 12:50 a.m. (10:50 a.m. CST) on the third leg of her round-the-world flight.

The American woman flier set her heavy plane safely down after a flight of five hours and two minutes from Caripito, Venezuela.

She was expected to stay here until some time tomorrow.

June 4, 1937


Paramaribo, Dutch Guinea, June 4 -- Amelia Earhart took off from here at 5:10 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, today on the fourth leg of her round-the-world flight.

Pan American airways, over whose route she has been flying since leaving Miami, Fla., reported that Miss Earhart was headed for Belem, in Brazil at the mouth of the Amazon river, a distance of about 820 miles from here.

The airways report added that she might try to reach Fortaleza, Brazil today for a hop of 1,628 miles. She will fly more than 900 miles over water crossing the mouth of the Amazon.

June 5, 1937


Fortaleza, Brazil, June 5 -- Amelia Earhart postponed her take-off here today to have her big round-the-world monoplane inspected.

She probably will remain over at least until tomorrow at this northeast Brazil port, 287 miles from Natal. After Natal, her goal will be Daka, Senegal, 1,900 miles across the Atlantic.

June 7, 1937


Natal, Brazil, June 7 -- Amelia Earhart headed over the South Atlantic in a light rain today for Daka, Senegal, her goal on the African continent in her intended flight around the world.

She left here on the 1,900 mile flight at 12:16 a. m. Central Standard Time and radioed more than four hours later that "everything is going fine."

June 8, 1937


South Atlantic Cross in
13 Hours, 22 Minutes


Slight Repairs and Adjustments Necessary Before Continuing Air Trip

Dakar, French Senegal, June 8 -- Amelia Earhart flew here today from St. Louis, capital of Senegal, for an easier take-off on the next leg of her flight around the world.

Aviators here said Miss Earhart's time of 13 hours and 22 minutes for the 1,900 miles from Natal, Brazil, to Saint Louis, Senegal, where she landed yesterday, apparently was a record for the eastward South Atlantic crossing. The westward mark of 12 hours and 5 minutes also is held by a woman, Maryse Bastie.

Miss Earhart flew through rain most of the way across the ocean, she said. The visibility at nightfall was bad and her wireless worked poorly.

The slim American flier laid up her plane here for repairs. She said it would be tomorrow or Thursday before she could hop off across Africa.

She planned to follow the British route to Khartoum, in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, to avoid flying across the Sahara.

Miss Earhart disclosed she landed at St. Louis, 125 miles north of here because of bad weather. She decided to backtrack to Dakar, she said, because the airfield is more favorable for the takeoff than that at St. Louis.

Only slight repairs and adjustments were needed by her twin-motored monoplane, she indicated.

June 10, 1937


Paris, June 10 -- The air ministry announced that Amelia Earhart, flying around the world, landed at Gao, French West Africa, at 2:50 p.m. today, Greenwich Time (8:50 a.m. C.S.T.), after a hop from Dakar, Senegal.

Telegrams from the French military commandant at Gao to the ministry reported the American airwoman made a perfect landing after a flight of 7 hours 55 minutes.

Miss Earhart and her navigator, Captain Fred Noonan, told French authorities they would remain at Gao over night and take off tomorrow for Khartoum, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.

June 11, 1937


Fort Lamy, French West Africa, June 11 -- Amelia Earhart landed here today to complete a 1,000-mile leg of her flight around the world.

She set her twin-engined monoplane down at 6:55 a.m. (C.S.T.) after flying from Gao over equatorial Africa.

June 12, 1937


El Fasher, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, June 12 -- Amelia Earhart, flying around the world, arrived here late today after a flight from Fort Lamy French equatorial Africa.

She expected to leave for Khartoum, also in the Sudan, at 5:30 a.m. local time Sunday (9:30 p.m. Saturday, Central Standard Time).

Miss Earhart landed here following a flight of about 900 miles from Fort Lamy. It is about 500 miles farther northeast to Khartoum.

She got a late start this morning, due to the necessity of adjusting the shock absorbers on her plan. They were damaged when she landed at Forty Lamy. She had planned originally to fly from Fort Lamy to Khartoum in one hop.