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New clue gives hope to solving Amelia Earhart mystery
Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 20, 2012 | Matthew Lee

Posted on 03/20/2012 10:40:52 AM PDT by Twotone

A new clue in one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries could soon uncover the fate of American aviator Amelia Earhart, who went missing without a trace over the South Pacific 75 years ago, investigators said Tuesday.

Enhanced analysis of a photograph taken just months after Earhart’s Lockheed Electra plane vanished shows what experts think may be the landing gear of the aircraft protruding from the waters off the remote island of Nikumaroro, in what is now the Pacific nation of Kiribati, they said.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ameliaearhart; earhart

1 posted on 03/20/2012 10:40:55 AM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone
"Lost"

More likely to be a Kamikazee

2 posted on 03/20/2012 10:45:27 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Twotone

Chances are really slim that she’s still alive.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 10:46:18 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Twotone

Wasn’t she a big lib?


4 posted on 03/20/2012 10:46:34 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Twotone

Why can’t they let her RIP?


5 posted on 03/20/2012 10:46:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Twotone
Japanese attacks during World War II Earhart Light, pictured here showing damage it sustained during World War II, was named for Amelia Earhart during the late 1930s.A Japanese air attack on December 8, 1941 by 14 twin-engined bombers killed two of the Kamehameha School colonists: Richard "Dicky" Kanani Whaley, and Joseph Kealoha Keliʻhananui. The raid came one day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and damaged the three airstrips of Kamakaiwi Field. Two days later a Japanese submarine shelled what was left of the colony's few buildings into ruins.[15] A single bomber returned twice during the following weeks and dropped more bombs on the rubble of tiny Itascatown. The two survivors were finally evacuated by a U.S. Navy destroyer on January 31, 1942. Howland was occupied by a battalion of the United States Marine Corps in September 1943 and known as Howland Naval Air Station until May 1944. All attempts at habitation were abandoned after 1944. Colonization projects on the other four islands were also disrupted by the war and ended at this time.[16] On 10 June 1944 a U.S. Navy Martin PBM-3-D Mariner flying boat (BuNo 48199),piloted by William Hines, had an engine fire and made a forced landing in the ocean offshore of Howland. Hines beached the aircraft and although it burned, the crew escaped unharmed, was rescued by the USCGC Balsam (the same ship that later took Unit 92 to Gardner Island), transferred to a sub chaser and taken to Canton Island.[17] Kamakaiwi Field suffered additional damage during World War II and all but disappeared. Ironically, while Howland Island was colonized in 1935 as a future aviation facility and is known in popular culture mostly because of its association with the last flight of Earhart and Noonan, no aircraft is known to have ever landed there, although anchorages nearby could be used by floatplanes and flying boats during World War II.
6 posted on 03/20/2012 10:50:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Twotone

7 posted on 03/20/2012 10:53:07 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Twotone

The mystery has long been known - they were kidnapped by the Briori. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_37%27s_%28Star_Trek:_Voyager%29 :-)


8 posted on 03/20/2012 10:53:46 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: All

Previous post is from wiki..didn’t know it wouldn’t self reference.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 10:54:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Twotone
Enhanced analysis of a photograph taken just months after Earhart’s Lockheed Electra plane vanished

What photo?

10 posted on 03/20/2012 11:03:21 AM PDT by fso301
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To: fso301

Odd, but they didn’t post the photo they referred to.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 11:05:45 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

I hope they realize it’s a recovery, not a rescue mission.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 11:06:15 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

I recall reading a book many years ago which had the premise that Amelia E. had lived and that the person writing the book knew who she was. It was a good read, and was published as nonfiction.


13 posted on 03/20/2012 11:11:30 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . 2012 for change, this time for the people)
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To: dragonblustar
Not really. She was mostly apolitical, but was fawned over by FDR and Eleanor for her pioneering role in aviation. They asked for her advice on setting up the FAA and selecting the first appointees.

Her man friend, the father of Gore Vidal who became the famous lib author, was a big lib, but no evidence that Mrs. Earhart bought into the political leftwing crapola which he peddled.

Young Gore had a serious crush on her as a young boy. She was a genuinely nice lady. He took it pretty hard when she disappeared. Some say that is what put him on the path to being a homo pervert. But who knows?

14 posted on 03/20/2012 11:13:19 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BlueStateBlues

I Was Amelia Earhart


15 posted on 03/20/2012 11:22:49 AM PDT by donozark (We're ALL Greeks now...)
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To: Twotone

How convenient:

US reportedly to search again for Amelia Earhart’s plane
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2861211/posts

The State Department plans to join a new effort to find the plane of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart, 75 years after she mysteriously disappeared over the South Pacific.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will take part in a ceremony Tuesday morning announcing the joint public-private search at the State Department, The Wall Street Journal reports. The event, “Amelia Earhart, a Pacific Legacy,” which is pitched as a celebration of the U.S.’s pan-Pacific ties, will be streamed live at 9 a.m. on the State Department’s website, a spokesman for the agency said.

Earhart’s twin-engine Lockheed vanished July 2, 1937, as she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, left New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea) on their way to Howland Island in the South Pacific as part of an attempt to circle the Earth.

The half-million-dollar search, financed with private funds, will begin in July.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 11:23:45 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Vigilanteman
I think the circle of friends kind of reveals what way she might have been leaning.

Young Gore had a serious crush on her as a young boy.

Wasn't Gore gay?

17 posted on 03/20/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Twotone
“We can be defined not by the limits that hold us down but by the opportunities that are ahead.”"

Have to give props to Hitlery for this line. Though the "we" in her statement probably means the government whereas I would take it to mean individuals.
18 posted on 03/20/2012 11:44:46 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Twotone

“The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, ..... Ric Gillespie, executive director of the group,....”

and so ends my interest in the story.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 11:44:53 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Twotone

Ric Gillespie: “The most important thing is not whether we find the ultimate answer or what we find, it is the way we look,” he said.

Sounds just like libs that Rush describes who say the result or answer is not be all - end all, rather, it is the question that is most important.

I’d be willing to bet if Earhart’s plane or remains are ever found, she’ll then be held up as an icon of pioneering lesbianism.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 11:49:15 AM PDT by miele man
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To: fso301

“What photo?” Exactly! Why write an article that is basically based on evidence supposedly seen in this old photo and not include the photo? Usless!


21 posted on 03/20/2012 12:14:45 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: dragonblustar

Reread the last paragraph in my previous post.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 12:16:01 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Twotone

I have a little trouble with the idea that someone would ditch with the gear down. I suppose they could have landed on a beach and had the plane washed out to sea later by a storm.

The skeletal remains and evidence of a camp on Nikumaroro seem to have been pretty well investigated by the British colonial authorities. They attributed them to a middle-aged, probably native, man who had died at least twenty years before the remains were found in 1940.


23 posted on 03/20/2012 12:43:11 PM PDT by Grut
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To: Vigilanteman

Missed that. Sorry. I knew a few gays that had crushes on women when they were boys. Makes me wonder if they were actually crushes or the desire to be like those woman.


24 posted on 03/20/2012 12:47:30 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Grut

Did the landing gear retract on that plane? I don’t know. It just doesn’t look like retractable gears in the picture.

And speaking of pictures. I also want to see the picture they are talking about.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 12:52:08 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: Twotone

26 posted on 03/20/2012 1:28:34 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Twotone; a fool in paradise

Well informed sources have informed me that Amelia is now a groupie with the heavenly rock band.


27 posted on 03/20/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: donozark
I Was Amelia Earhart

Then call Hillary and tell her not send that expensive expedition they're planning for this summer.
28 posted on 03/20/2012 1:36:01 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: dragonblustar

Hard to tell in young Gore’s case. He was a pre-teen when Amelia Earhart disappeared. Could have been that he just didn’t get enough attention and/or affection from his mother.


29 posted on 03/20/2012 2:11:38 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: carriage_hill
Why can’t they let her RIP?

I think there is little risk she will be brought back from the dead.
30 posted on 03/20/2012 2:18:15 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: mjp

Is this supposed to be the photo?


31 posted on 03/20/2012 3:10:05 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: righttackle44

Book.


32 posted on 03/21/2012 7:29:30 AM PDT by donozark (We're ALL Greeks now...)
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To: passionfruit
Did the landing gear retract on that plane? I don’t know. It just doesn’t look like retractable gears in the picture.

The Electra had retractable gear: the plane in the article is an earlier plane that didn't.

33 posted on 03/21/2012 2:00:36 PM PDT by Grut
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