They Saw Amelia Earhart Alive?

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  1. Castle-Yankee54

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    Its a nice theory I suppose......but based on what I've seen and know about the time its still unsupported. All that can really be confirmed is that the Itasca heard her on their radio.....and then the Pacific got them.

    By the way what is ABDA?
     
  2. wwkirk

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    The latest on Amelia Earhart.
    Amelia Earhart discovery? Researchers eye Papua New Guinea 'wreck site'
    By James Rogers | Fox News

    Researchers say that a site in Papua New Guinea may contain the long-lost remains of Amelia Earhart’s plane.

    Wreckage off the coast of Buka Island may offer a vital clue in the decades-long mystery, according to investigators from Project Blue Angel. The project’s members have been studying the site for 13 years and say that wreckage off Buka Island could be from Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10E.

    Earhart famously disappeared while attempting to fly around the world. The aviator and her navigator, Fred Noonan, went missing on July 2, 1937, during a flight from Papua New Guinea to Howland Island in the Pacific. Their fate became one of the great mysteries of the 20th century and is still hotly debated here in the 21st.


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    “The Buka Island wreck site was directly on Amelia and Fred’s flight path, and it is an area never searched following their disappearance,” said William Snavely, Project Blue Angel director, in a statement. “What we’ve found so far is consistent with the plane she flew.”
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    Aerial shot of Buka Island. (Stephani Gordon. Open Boat Films)

    Snavely has traced Earhart’s route from Lae in Papua New Guinea. The researcher thinks that, low on fuel, she may have decided to turn back during her journey to Howland Island.

    Divers from Papua New Guinea have surveyed the site on a number of occasions for Snavely. Last year, U.S. members of Project Blue Angel also investigated the site, which is about 100 feet below the ocean’s surface. “While the complete data is still under review by experts, initial reports indicate that a piece of glass raised from the wreckage shares some consistencies with a landing light on the Lockheed Electra 10,” the project's statement explained.

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    “Amelia’s Electra had specific modifications done to it for this specific journey, and some of those unique modifications appear to be verified in the wreckage that’s been found,” added pilot and aerospace engineer Jill Meyers, Blue Angel’s public relations manager.

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    A diver points toward the aircraft discovered off Buka Island, Papua New Guinea. (Stephani Gordon, Open Boat Films)

    However, the project notes that the wreckage has been gradually eroded by years of rough water and earthquakes.

    “While there is no way to be certain yet that this is definitively Amelia Earhart’s Electra, the crash site may hold the clues to solving one of the world’s greatest mysteries,” Snavely added in the statement.

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    Project Blue Angel is planning another expedition to Buka in the Spring that will harness advanced imaging technologies.

    There are a number of competing theories about what ultimately happened to Earhart.

    One well-publicized theory is that she died a castaway after landing her plane on the remote island of Nikumaroro, a coral atoll 1,200 miles from the Marshall Islands. Some 13 human bones were found on Nikumaroro, also known as Gardner Island, three years after Earhart’s disappearance.

    AMELIA EARHART WOULD HAVE A VERY HARD TIME DISAPPEARING IN 2019

    Last year, a scientific study claimed to shed new light on the enduring mystery.

    Richard Jantz, an emeritus anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee, argued that the bones discovered on Nikumaroro in 1940 were likely Earhart’s remains. However, a forensic analysis of the remains in 1941 described the bones as belonging to a male. The bones, which were subsequently lost, continue to be a source of debate.

    While some are convinced that Nikumaroro is Earhart’s final resting place, another theory suggests that she met her end on Mili Atoll, in the Marshall Islands.

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    This May 20, 1937, photo, provided by The Paragon Agency, shows aviator Amelia Earhart at the tail of her Electra plane, taken at Burbank Airport in California. (Albert Bresnik/The Paragon Agency via AP)
     
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  3. pigfarmer

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    Sorry, only just saw this. ABDA is "American-British-Dutch-Australian" . Dec '41 through March '42 it was a mixed bag of whatever naval forces could be scraped together to resist the Japanese onslaught. They had never fought together, had zero coordination and didn't last long. Lots of fighting around Java.

    The US Asiatic Fleet was mostly outdated, obsolete equipment that with one or two exceptions was simply swatted aside. They did have one modern and very capable heavy cruiser that went down fighting alongside the HMAS Perth, an Australian light cruiser, in the Sunda Straight. I can highly recommend Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors by James D. Hornfischer. Many of the survivors of that episode went on to work on the Burmese-Thai railroad as slave laborers and that story is mind bending. Human beings have capabilities that thankfully most of us will never have to test.

    I stumbled across a military sci-fi series based on the destruction of the ABDA command called Destroyermen by Taylor Anderson. There are about a dozen books in the series and they get quite involved, but the first one was a fun quick read.
     
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  4. pigfarmer

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    Buka was an important airfield for the Japanese in WW2. We regularly blew the snot out of it in the Solomons campaign so the discovery of aircraft in the area isn't unusual. They'd have to pull up a hunk of wreckage with an identifiable serial # on it to prove it was her Electra.
     
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  5. Castle-Yankee54

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    Thank you......I've never been good at acronyms.

    I agree that is a very good book. The first thing I ever read about in the naval ops of WW2 is the Battle of Java Sea and the ops around Guadalcanal. I had read about the air was that covered Coral Sea and Midway earlier.
     
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  6. nivek

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    Location of Amelia Earhart's lost plane could be revealed by a small mark on a black and white photo taken in 1937 - and the 77-year-old explorer who found the Titanic is on an expedition to find it

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    A small smudge on an black and white photo taken in 1937 (circled right) is leading the man who discovered the Titanic on a mission to find the remains of Amelia Earhart's plane. The image was taken by British colonial officer Eric Bevington after his freighter ran aground on Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro Island, in the Pacific Ocean three months after Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan went missing on their attempt to circumnavigate the globe. On the left is Earhart's plane after it crashed in Hawaii in 1937.


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  7. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    Ballard found Titanic, Bismark ,Yorktown and Kaga Anyone who found those can find Amelia Earhart
     
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  8. Double Nought Spy

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    Not where he's looking.

    It appears I have missed the opportunity to diss Tighar on this forum. Oh well, do some research. No, I don't mean five minutes on Google. Read their site. Some of it is good for a few laughs. Look into their name, and then find out how many airplanes they have recovered.
     
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  9. Castle-Yankee54

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    and of a more comparable size the PT109.
     
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