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Amelia Earhart Flies Solo Across the Atlantic – 21 May 1932

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’.

Hull Daily Mail – Saturday 21 May 1932

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Nottingham Evening Post – Saturday 21 May 1932

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Gloucestershire Echo – Saturday 21 May 1932

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Nottingham Evening Post – Saturday 21 May 1932

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2 comments On Amelia Earhart Flies Solo Across the Atlantic – 21 May 1932

  • 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.

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