Amelia Earhart Flies Solo Across the Atlantic – 21 May 1932

Posted on May 20th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 21 May 1932, Amelia Earhart landed in a field at Culmore, near Derry in Northern Ireland, after flying solo across the Atlantic – she was the first woman to achieve this amazing feat.

Here are some contemporary newspaper stories about her historic flight – we especially like that she set off on her epic journey with only a quart of chicken soup to keep her nourished!

Read another blog post about Amelia Earhart in which she quips, ‘Still flying although married’.

historical newspaper story about amelia earhart flying across the atlantic

Hull Daily Mail – Saturday 21 May 1932

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historical newspaper story about amelia earhart flying across the atlantic

Nottingham Evening Post – Saturday 21 May 1932

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historical newspaper story about amelia earhart flying across the atlantic

Gloucestershire Echo – Saturday 21 May 1932

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historical newspaper story about amelia earhart flying across the atlantic

Nottingham Evening Post – Saturday 21 May 1932

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  • http://moosecurrry.blogspot.ca caribougrrl

    So fantastically happy to have found this blog post. I’ve spent months wondering what kind of soup Amelia Earhart took with her on the first transatlantic flight. I live in Harbour Grace and, out my back window, I can see the hotel she got the soup from. I will finally be able to get some sleep now!

    • The British Newspaper Archive

      Ha ha – we’re glad that this blog post helped you to you solve the great soup mystery.

      And that’s a very historic view you have!

      Best regards,
      The BNA Team.