Earhart went missing in 1937 while on her second attempt to accomplish a tour of the world. Putnam had Earhart proclaimed dead on January 5, 1939, and wedded Jean-Marie Cosigny James on May 21, 1939. At the time of Earhart's disappearance, Putnam was divorced from his first wife, Dorothy Hester Putnam.
During World War II, Putnam served as director of civil aviation for the government of Guam. He later worked for the CIA before retiring in 1970. Putnam died in Fairfax, Virginia, on November 17, 1993.
No, George Putnam did not remarry after Amelia Earhart went missing.
Contrary to common myth, he did not abandon Binney for Earhart; rather, it was Binney's romance with Weymouth that sparked their divorce. While Putnam did meet Earhart while still married to Binney, according to stories, their marriage had already fallen apart by that point. Putnam then married Earhart a year after their divorce from Binney.
Amelia Earhart died in 1937 when her plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off of Puerto Rico during an attempt to fly around the world. She was 36 years old.
In 1991, a woman named Blanche Noyes claimed that she was Amelia Earhart. She said that she survived the crash of her plane on August 4, 1937, and has been living in a cave in Pacific Palisades with several other survivors. No evidence has ever been presented to support these claims. In fact, all evidence points toward her being dead.
But the mystery surrounding her death has helped make her one of the most popular missing persons cases in American history. There have been many books written about her case, including a series by Louise Mulligan called The Amelia Earhart Mysteries. In 2001, a film called Amelia starring Meryl Streep as Earhart was released to great success.
Common myths include ideas such as "Amelia is alive" or "George Putnam is still married to Binney". None of these ideas are true.
In 1931, Earhart married George P. Putnam, an American publisher, entrepreneur, novelist, and publicist. Putnam sought Earhart for several years before she agreed to his proposal. Earhart and Putnam had a fairly unorthodox marriage that lasted until her death at the age of 39.
They met while Putnam was editing a magazine called The New Yorker. He wrote a book about his experiences during World War I entitled Upward Bound: A Story of Friendship on High Mountain Peaks. Earhart read the book and decided that Putnam was "the kind of a man who would make a good friend." They began exchanging letters every week and soon developed a deep friendship that changed both of their lives.
Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. She was the only child of Edward Henry Earhart, a railroad engineer, and Olivia Allen, a homemaker. Her family was wealthy; her father owned several hotels. When Earhart was just 14 years old, she flew her first airplane up in Atchison. It is not clear how she learned to fly but one theory is that she may have taken lessons from a local pilot named Otto Lang.
She grew up watching air races between biplanes created by Louis Blériot and Wilbur Wright. These events inspired her to become an aviator too.
Earhart married George Putnam, the publisher of her autobiography, on February 7, 1931, at his mother's house in Connecticut. When Putnam envisioned Earhart's 1928 transatlantic trip as a popular narrative with Earhart as the star, he had already published numerous pieces by Charles Lindbergh. Putnam must have known that Earhart was going to become famous, too, so he tied the wedding ceremony to himself in order to protect his wife's reputation.
They lived together for seven years before they got divorced in 1938. During this time, she changed her name to "Amelia Putnam."
After divorcing Putnam, Earhart married another pilot, Fred Noonan, in 1939. They had one son together but were divorced two years later. In 1971, Earhart died in California at the age of 60 after suffering from depression most of her life.
Here are some other interesting facts about Amelia Earhart:
• She was born on March 24, 1897 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
• Her father was a doctor while her mother was an amateur singer-songwriter. She had two brothers named John and David who also became pilots.
• At the age of 23, she flew across the Atlantic Ocean twice without stopping even once.
A newly found image implies that Amelia Earhart, who went missing on a round-the-world trip 80 years ago, survived a crash landing in the Marshall Islands. The photograph, discovered in a long-forgotten National Archives file,...
Amelia Earhart was an American pilot who made several pioneering flights around the world. She disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on her final flight in 1937, and evidence of her crash was never found. But new images recently discovered by an historian may have revealed what happened to her plane.
The photographs are from a file containing material about Earhart's disappearance. They were taken by the U.S. Navy during its search for Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. The photo files date from 1940 to 1943, when they were stored away from light and heat to prevent further deterioration.
In January 2019, Lillian Kroll of San Francisco contacted historians at the University of Iowa with information about the photos. Kroll said she was given access to the archives after providing written testimony about her work with disabled veterans. In the files, Kroll found copies of two photographs that had been published in the press in 1937--one showing Earhart in Indonesia and another showing her plane in Japanese waters.
The Secret Service is alleged to have escorted the two women and other guests as they returned to the White House once the trip was completed and everyone had two feet on the ground. Amelia Earhart stands front of the Lockheed Electra, in which she went missing in July 1937. The photo was taken at Washington's National Airport.
Amelia Earhart returned to the United States on September 1, 1937, after an around-the-world flight that made her a national hero back home but lost her her life a year later at age 36. On that same day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt invited her parents to visit him at the White House. They traveled by train to Washington, where they were given a red carpet reception at the station. A few days later, Mrs. Earhart gave a news conference where she said that she hoped to make another world flight soon.
In October 1937, the Secret Service arrested a man for trespassing on the White House grounds. When asked why he was there, the suspect said that he was there to see about becoming an agent himself. He was released without being charged with a crime.
In February 1938, a woman threw herself against a White House gate and tried to push her way into the executive mansion. She was carrying a small suitcase full of newspapers that had been signed into law by FDR. The woman was taken into custody for disorderly conduct. She was identified only as "Mrs.