Though he was declared dead on June 20, 1938, he was last seen on July 2, 1937 in New Guinea within the trip all over the world alongside Amelia Earhart. He was a trip navigator and ocean captain who captained many commercial flights over the Pacific Sea. The most frequent thought is normally that he and Earhart crashed and sunk in the sea after working out of gasoline. He wedded and divorced Josephine Sullivan and in addition wedded Mary Beatrice Passadori. He was portrayed by Rutger Hauer in the tv screen film Amelia Earhart: THE ULTIMATE Flight.