Crossing an Ocean.

In May 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman—and the only person since Charles Lindbergh—to fly nonstop and solo across the Atlantic.

In 1928, as a member of a three-person crew, although her only function during the crossing was to keep the plane’s log, the event won her international fame, The trio made their crossing in a Fokker F. VII Tri-Motor seaplane named “Friendship”.

The team departed from Trepassey Harbour, Newfoundland the plan to cross the Atlantic and land on Southampton Water. Pilots Wilmer Stultz and Lou Gordon landed at Pwll near Burry Port, South Wales, precisely 20 hours and 40 minutes later. Earhart received a hero’s welcome on June 19, 1928, when she flew, onto Southampton. She flew the Avro Avian 594 owned by fellow aviator Lady Mary Heath. 

Memorial at Burry Port.

Southampton Police escort Earhart through the crowds after her arrival in the city.

4 thoughts on “Crossing an Ocean.

  1. What an adventure that would have been!
    I originally thought Earhart was the pilot but she was just a passenger. It looks like the owner of the plane (Amy Guest) interviewed individuals for the flight in Boston. Earhart was chosen.
    Guest was a billionaire, so her family refused to allow her to make the dangerous flight. So Guest chose her substitute….Earhart.
    Louis and Wilmer were the actual hero’s. Shame the plane was not saved for History. It appears its fate of it was not clear? I didn’t realize it was a floatplane, but that does make sense.

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    • Thanks for the link Wayne. A lot of the information is not clear when I was looking ie why they landed in Wales. Also the flying down to Southampton pictures looks like the float plane ‘frendship” but some say she few in another plane. We have no memorial here in the city to the flight! The picture of her in the crowd came from my great uncle who was in the picture the Police Officer to her left.

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