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Earhart Mystery Briefcase Still Unfolding-Saipan 1944

23 Jan
  On 5/11/12 we spoke to Ed T. Jones, now 85, who lives in Florida. He was a close friend and WWII buddy of Bob Wallack. Bob, now deceased, was a  U.S. Marine machine-gunner in Saipan. He was the person who, in Jones’ own words, “,,,ordered the safe in the Garapan, SaipanMunicipalBuilding blown up by demolition experts. Inside the safe was a briefcase. The briefcase contained all the navigational gear Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan had. The briefcase was ‘dry as a bone’. The Read more [...]
 
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Carol to Emulate Amelia Earhart: 29,000 miles!

08 Jun
Carol Vorderman, an attractive 52-year-old TV star, is obtaining her pilot’s license so she can re-create Amelia Earhart’s 29,000 mile around the world trek. Do you admire or scorn her efforts? Read more at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2336873/Carol-Vorderman-unveils-plans-solo-flight-world-follows-footsteps-hero-Amelia-Earhart.html?ico=tvshowbiz%5Eheadlines Read more [...]
 
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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 [...]
 
 
 
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