Happy anniversary, Amelia. You’re being smeared again, this time by no less than Discovery News and TIME magazine.
They have issued self-described “grainy sonar images” from TIGHAR “depicting a narrow, 22-ft. long object found some 600 feet below sea level in the Pacific Ocean” near Nikumaroro Island, which “could be the remains of aviator Amelia Earhart’s two-engine Lockheed Electra plane.”
That would be quite a feat, considering the fact that Earhart’s plane, clearly marked NR16020, was destroyed by U.S. Marine airfire in 1944 at the command of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the remains were backhoed with other rubble beneath Aslito Airfield in Saipan—3,000 miles away from Niku.
Earhart’s Electra was seen by several people after the Aslito airfield was captured by American forces in the summer of 1944. Three Marines watched secretly as other Marines doused the plane with gasoline, and an American fighter plane flew overhead to ignite it with machine gun fire. (All three independent firsthand testimonies are on YouTube.)
Sometime before this event was carried out, a young page in the White House allegedly heard the order (by phone) to destroy the plane come from the lips of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He reported this life-altering experience to a Saipan veteran many decades later.
A new summary by Mike Campbell of this egregious and long-standing cover-up has just appeared in Veterans News Now: The truth in the Earhart “mystery” is a sacred cow. Here are quotes from it:
“July 2 is the 76th anniversary of the loss of Amelia Earhart, America’s ‘First Lady of Flight,’ Fred Noonan, her navigator, and Earhart’s twin-engine Lockheed Electra 10E in the central Pacific during their world-flight attempt in 1937.
“. . . [N]oted San Francisco radio newsman Fred Goerner’s early 1960s investigations on Saipan convincingly established, for objective observers, Earhart and Noonan’s presence there in the weeks and months following their disappearance. ‘Amelia Earhart Mystery Is Solved,’ the July 1, 1960, San Mateo (California) Times trumpeted in a 100-point headline that announced Goerner’s discoveries to the world for the first time.
“The story’s subhead, Famed Aviatrix Died on Saipan,’ is as true today as it was in 1960. . . Goerner’s 1966 bestseller, The Search for Amelia Earhart, still a gem of original research, was the first of several works to reveal the truth. . .
“In 1965, retired Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz told Goerner in a phone conversation, ‘Now that you’re going to Washington, Fred, I want to tell you Earhart and her navigator did go down in the Marshalls and were picked up by the Japanese.’ There is a trail of evidence that the two, in Japanese custody, were evantually taking to and jailed on Saipan.
“. . . In addition to the famed Navy warrior’s statement to Goerner, no less an authority than the late General Alexander A. Vandegrift, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1947, told [Goerner] in a nearly completely unknown 1971 letter, ‘Miss Earhart met her death on Saipan.’
“Yet another highly decorated Marine, General Graves B. Erskine, a veteran of the Battle of Saipan, made a similar assertion to two of Goerner’s close associates in the KCBS radio waiting room a few months after the publication of Search. . .
“The eyewitness accounts of 26 American veterans of the Saipan invasion. . . were presented for the first time in With Our Own Eyes: Eyewitnesses to the Final Days of Amelia Earhart (2002). Ten years later, Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, this writer’s expansive follow-up to With Our Own Eyes, overwhelmingly confirmed the truth with many new findings, witness testimonies and documents. Convicted murderers are sent to their deaths based on the smallest fraction of the evidence Truth at Last offers. . .”
To read the rest of the article, see The truth in the Earhart “mystery” is a sacred cow. See also Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last.
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