(Answer) Who was the navigator who disappeared with Earhart during her attempt to fly around the world?

[7-24-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Who was the navigator who disappeared with Earhart during her attempt to fly around the world?

The given options are:

  • Richard Byrd
  • Jacqueline Cochran
  • Fred Noonan

Correct Answer: Fred Noonan

Info: Frederick Joseph “Fred” Noonan (born April 4, 1893 – disappeared July 2, 1937, declared dead June 20, 1938) was an American flight navigator, sea captain, and aviation pioneer who first charted many commercial airline routes across the Pacific Ocean during the 1930s. Navigator Fred Noonan accompanied Earhart on her second attempt to circumnavigate the world from west to east, following an equatorial path. The two disappeared 22,000 miles into their journey after taking off from Lae, New Guinea, en route to Howland Island in the central Pacific. No confirmed trace of them or their plane has ever been found. Noonan was an accomplished sea captain and marine navigator. He took up flying after a long maritime career and charted commercial airline routes across the Pacific for Pan Am. (ref)


All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. Who was the second?
  2. Earhart struck up a close friendship with another pioneering American woman. Who was she?
  3. Who was the navigator who disappeared with Earhart during her attempt to fly around the world?

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