On this date seventy-five years ago Amelia Earhart - still in Bandoeng - took time out while the Lockheed got an oil change to look into a volcano. In her own words -- “I went for an inspection trip myself. My first objective was an active volcano, to the crater rim of which one can drive in half an hour up a beautiful mountain road. At 5,000 feet the trees began to dwarf and the vegetation became less dense. At 6,500, only scrub trees persisted. I could smell sulfur fumes for some time before rounding the last curve leading to the lower edge of the pit. Hundreds of feet below, emerald water had collected in a pool at the bottom. Here and there jets of yellow-white steam issued from crevices….” —Amelia Earhart
She may want these sight seeing tours because in But This Is Different http://butthisisdifferent.com she intends to never leave the island of Nani.
In the photograph Amelia and Fred Noonan pose with a representative of the Dutch East Indies.