If I’d been one of those who HEARD HER LAST CALLS FOR HELP, I don’t know what I’d have done but feel miserable. It brings tears to my eyes reading about it even now in this article with new information.
I have always had an interest in what happened to her. Most I’ve read say she lived for a long time on some tiny island or may have even been found by Japanese and tortured before her death, but this says she and her navigator might have just been stranded on a very small island after crashing and watched their plane go into the water and had no food or water and died in a matter of days…that was it….I’m not sure the stories are mutually exclusive. The photograph includes her navigator, Fred Noonan, who never gets mentioned, but he died, too, in that wonderful endeavor, so I wanted to pay a little homage…
But imagine hearing those plaintive cries for help that were heard around the world by amateur radio people? You’d feel so utterly helpless!
Poor Amelia….makes me feel lousy to think of it.