Amelia Earhart

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    Uncle Ferd says the Japs beheaded her with a samurai sword `cause dey thought she was a spy...
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    Photo may suggest Amelia Earhart survived crash
    July 5, 2017 -- Legendary pilot Amelia Earhart may have survived the 1937 disappearance of her plane, a television documentary says, basing its theory on a recently found photograph.
     
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    Been following this story. Very interesting. The photo is kind of useless as to her, but her traveling companion seems to be in it for certain.
     
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    Fred Noonan

    The man standing on the left does look like Fred Noonan and the photo may be genuine. It was 1937, when she went missing near the Mariana Islands (Jaluit Atoll), and she is believed to be taken to Saipan, the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Battle of Saipan, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June to 9 July 1944, decimated all Japanese inhabitants on the island and she could have died in 1944 along with them. 1,000 Japanese civilians committed suicide in the last days of the battle as they jumped from Suicide Cliff.

     
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    I would question as to why the Japanese never used her as a propaganda tool if all this is true.
     
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    I wondered the same thing and I have to think that her propaganda value might not have been worth all the complications and headaches the publicity would have created. Since the U.S. didn't step up they probably figured it was easiest to execute her.
     
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    Mebbe dey tried to use her for propaganda...

    ... but she refused to co-operate.
     
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    This latest evidence seems pretty close to being fool-proof. I had heard President Roosevelt asked her to perform a little 'extra work' on her trip. That could possibly support that the theory that the Japanese killed her as a spy.
     
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    Possibly....but the Japs had other purposes for which they would use women other than execution. I say that because I have read how they treated the Chinese and Filipino women. She possibly could have been made a "comfort women".
     
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    These private investigator's theory proved correct and they previously found the dust cover on Mili Atoll. She went missing in 1937 when the US and Japan were not at war yet. There was no reason to execute her for spying immediately and she could possibly survived for some years in Saipan.
     
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    Except the photo in question has already been completely debunked as proof of her survival. The photo has been found to have been published in a 1935 book (2 years prior to her flight) titled "Naval life line; the view of our South Pacific: Photo album of Southern Pacific Islands."
     
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    Yup. Completely debunked. History Channel sure looked red face after this FAIL.

    By my question is, why didn't people see it right away? The hair should have been different since she would not be able to cut it in captivity. That is or should have been so obvious.
     
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    Very interesting and very believable.

    A link would be nice for future reference when this issue arises again
     
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