Fred Noonan

As navigator, Fred Noonan helped pioneer transpacific airline service with Pan American Airways. He learned air navigation from P. V. H. Weems and Mary Tornich. He later went on to become Amelia Earhart's navigator on her 1937 around-the-world flight and disappeared with her as they approached Howland Island.

Pan American Airways navigator
Type: Photograph
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Navigators & Inventors


Pan American Airways navigator