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Was Amelia Earhart on a Secret Mission?

03 Nov
Were Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan on a secret mission for the U.S. Government?   11/3/16 That is a question that is almost 80 years old and there is still no definitive answer; or is there?  Possibly the question was answered on May 25, 1938, less than a year after their disappearance, by an article in the Pacific Island Monthly. The article shown below is reproduced from the May 1991 Issue of the Amelia Earhart Society Newsletters by the late Bill Prymak. He faithfully produced these Read more [...]
 
 

Earhart’s Personal Camera & Luggage Labels

19 Jan
 by Filo Vance Amelia’s cameras 'talked' to me... The initial Kodak 620 Duo camera came to me under rather strange circumstances. Let’s just say that what I have since learned makes me believe it to be the one which was supposedly in the Earhart/Putnam antique Washington Irving desk 'mostly destroyed in the fire at their Rye, NY estate which occurred on or near Thanksgiving day, 1934'. With this in mind and history available from Purdue University I discovered Amelia lost many of her Read more [...]
 
 

Earhart’s Disappearance- Is It Really a Mystery?

16 Jun
    Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight ended in her controversial disappearance July 2, 1937. One must remember that she was attempting something that no one had ever tried before. Just like Pan Am instituting air service to the Philippines and China, that hadn’t been done before either. Pan American Airways lost the Hawaii Clipper on July 28, 1938. It disappeared with 6 passengers and 9 crewmembers on a flight from San Francisco, California to Manila, Philippine Islands.They disappeared Read more [...]
 
 

The Mystery of Earhart’s Radio Calls – Why So Short?

10 Jun
Before Amelia Earhart disappeared on her last flight she let it be known to all concerned that she would be transmitting at a quarter past the hour. She also said she would listen on the hour and half hour. In 1937 aircraft radios were quite different than they are today. Amelia had a radio that received and another radio that transmitted. On her first around the world attempt between Oakland and Honolulu the generator went out several hours before she reached her destination. It was determined Read more [...]
 
 

Earhart’s Last and Final Flight: Navigational Error?

18 May
Nauru – Ice Cream Cone on the Pacific The “Chater Report” contained in your extensive archive contains the evidence which my friend and I believe misled Mr. Noonan. The light at Nauru was telegrammed to be at an altitude of 5600 feet. We believe this not to be correct. At that day and time we speculate it should have read 560 feet but verification is ongoing as today the island height is just over 200 feet. We believe Mr. Noonan would have used his “Pelorus Drift Site” and estimated Read more [...]
 
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