February 13th 2002 research

Selected Reading on The Amelia Earhart Mystery

1. Amelia Earhart - The Mystery Solved, by Elgen and Marie Long, Simon & Schuster, 1999.

This is probably the most thoroughly researched book on the technical aspects of the last flight. Of course the mystery is not solved until someone finds the aircraft. However, this book is highly recommended reading.

2. The Sound of Wings, by Mary S. Lov~Jj, St Macin’s Press, 1989

This is an excellent book on Amelia Earhart. It is comprehensive - covering her life and the around the world flight. It is well researched and well written.

3. Last Flight, by Amelia Earhart, arranged by George Putnam, Crown Publishers, 1937

The account of the around the world flight in Amelia’s own words as delivered by telephone, cable, and mail.

4. East to the Dawn - The Life of Amelia Earhart, by Susan Butler, Addison-Wesley, 1997.

A very comprehensive biography of Amelia Earhart. Contains a detailed account of her life but few technical details of the last flight.

5. Amelia Earhart - What Really Happened at Howland, by George C. Carrington, Britnav, 1993

This book contains a lot of technical information and photos of the L1OE with its electronics. The author concludes she landed in the Marshall Islands and was captured by the Japanese. He includes a harsh indictment of Commander Thompson and the ltasca radiomen as responsible for her not finding Howland Island.

6. World Flight - The Earhart Trail, by Ann Holtgren Pellegreno, pub. 1971

In 1966, Ann Pellegreno retraced Amelia Earhart’s around the world flight route in a Lockheed Electra bE. Collins Radio Co. loaned her a 618T HF SSB transceiver and helped with it’s installation. Collins Comm Central provided continuous HF communications for her during the flight. Ann is a native of Iowa.

7. Nauticos Web Site:


8. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recover (TIGHAR) Web Site:


9. The Amelia Earhart Museum, Atchison, KS Web Site: