On this date seventy-five years ago Amelia flew the Lockheed Electra from Gao to Fort Lamy in French Equatorial Africa. In her own words: "
“As usual, our
arising at Gao was before dawn, a start made notable by a marvelous
breakfast, whose chief d’oeuvre was a mushroom omelet supplemented with
cups of fine French chocolate. Thence our revised route took us to Fort
Lamy about a thousand miles away. On this day’s flying to Lamy and the
next, we crossed stretches of country barren beyond words, a no-man’s
land of eternal want, where the natives cling tenaciously to an
existence almost incomprehensible to westerners….” —Amelia Earhart
With every leg of her trip she gets closer to Nani and the woman who waits in But This Is Different http://butthisisdifferent.com.
And in the photograph we see the Electra in Africa possibly in Fort Lamy.