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Image: The Wreckage of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Model 10 Electra

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  • Image: The Wreckage of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Model 10 Electra

    Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan were never seen again after departing Papua New Guinea on a flight to Howland Island in the Pacific July 2, 1937, the plane wreck is located on Nikumaroro Island in the Republic of Kiribati a few hundred meters north of the wreck of SS Norwich City, which ran aground in bad weather the night of Nov. 29, 1929, in a disaster that took the lives of eleven crew members.
    Last edited by IsobelStern; 03-09-2018, 05:27 PM.

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    Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10E Special, NR16020

    Lots of ppl say the entire AE saga is a vast conspiracy, suspicious the affair has never died a natural death like many other equally puzzling maritime and aviation disappearances.

    The print story appeared in the July 13, 1937 edition of the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Globe Times, the photograph purportedly showing Earhart and Noonan in the Marshall Islands is from the History Channel show Amelia Earhart, the Lost Evidence.

    We have Amy Otis Earhart’s statement to the Los Angeles Times in July 1949, in which she revealed that she knew almost precisely what had happened to Amelia: “I am sure there was a Government mission involved in the flight, because Amelia explained there were some things she could not tell me. I am equally sure she did not make a forced landing in the sea,” Amy said. “She landed on a tiny atoll – one of many in that general area of the Pacific – and was picked up by a Japanese fishing boat that took her to the Marshall Islands, under Japanese control.”

    Middle frame top left Amelia’s younger sister by two years Grace Muriel Earhart Morrissey of West Medford, Massachusetts, who passed away March 2, 1998 aged 98 yrs, top right Irene Craigmile Bolam who denied she was AE, middle frame bottom right Amelia’s mother Amy Otis Earhart who died in 1962 at age 93.
    Last edited by IsobelStern; 03-10-2018, 07:31 PM.


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      Amelia Earhart's Electra NR 16020 just before takeoff from Lae, New Guinea at 10:00 am on the morning of July 2, 1937.

      Nikumaroro Island is about 640 km (400 mi) southeast of Earhart's intended destination, Howland Island.

      Synopsis .. Earhart's navigator Fred Noonan at right above is said to have been a problem drinker who turned up at the airport in Lae just minutes before departure in an advanced state of inebriation, her piloting skills were not good witness the March 20, 1937 crash on takeoff in the same plane at Luke field in Hawaii, where after Harry Manning center above the first choice as navigator withdrew from the team.

      Her radio and navigation skills were rudimentary at best, they were lost and low on fuel when Nikumaroro Island came into view. It must have been at very low tide for her to have landed as she did on the reef, the claim locals saw a plane land offshore on Barre Island at Mili Atoll and saw two ppl inflate a yellow life raft and paddle to shore appears to be a hoax.

      After landing on Nikumaroro Island she had sent an SOS by radio which was picked up by a Japanese fishing vessel which effected a rescue, Island resident Emily Sikuli asserted the plane was visible at low tide.

      Extrapolate that because the affair was such a complete failure and because the truth would put the Japanese in a better light, at a time when the US, England and Japan were each striving for hegemony in the region, the Americans thought it just as easy to concoct the disappearance story while cooperating with the removal of EA and Noonan back to the US with a stringent warning to keep mum.
      Last edited by Max Power; 03-11-2018, 10:44 AM.