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TRAGEDY OF ERRORS

26 Apr
Fred and I have been reading accounts about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan since we were kids. We have, like so many others, formed many opinions about what transpired on July 2nd 1937 in the Central Pacific. First there was the official government statement, she crashed and sank. Then Fred Goerner’s ground breaking work about a secret mission to photograph Japanese installations in the Japanese Mandated Islands. Also, there was Paper TIGHAR’s hypothesis, loudly touted in Read more [...]
 
 

Filo Vance on Earhart’s Camera & Disappearance

09 Jan
10/23/13  Personally I doubt it was AE & Noonan on Niku, nor that sonar scan is of an aluminum-skinned wing 1,000 feet below (I've seen aluminum cans disappears in less than 10-years on a tropical bottom and modern cola cans have far more protection while being much thinner – 80-some years more than make up for that!).   While I have read your book, I am still more convinced that the Navy’s search was a cover. I think crashing on Mille Atol in the Marshalls a more probable fate, with Read more [...]
 
 

Earhart’s Freckle Cream Does a Vanishing Act

30 Dec
Yet another “hot lead” by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has fizzled under the bright light of logic based research. To TIGHAR’S credit, much of the undoing of the “2012 Dr. Berry’s Freckle Ointment Jar publicity storm” was due to their own research.  All the freckle cream that was sold in the type of jar uncovered at the “7 Site” on Gardner Island (Nikumaroro) was opal glass (opaque white). The jar uncovered by TIGHAR is clear glass.  The white Read more [...]
 
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Amelia, Fred and the Lady Be Good

21 Aug
The last and final flight of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan ended with them dying on Gardner Island between the 7th and 9th of July, 1937, according to the conclusion reached by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) and the Discovery Channel. The thought process they used was quite simple. Supposedly, the pair was marooned on a desert island with no food and no water. How could they have lasted for more than 5 days? Possibly the story of the Lady be Good, a B-24D American 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 [...]
 
 

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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