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originally posted by: Wreckclues
a reply to: seagull
she wasn't paraded before the camera's...
That high of a prize would have been an anchor around the Empires neck, resulting in further sanctions by the U.S. had it been made public that she was in Japanese hands.
Some have argued that Truk was the real objective of Amelia Earhart in her proposed around-the-world flight in 1937 in her Lockheed Electra.
According to these theorists, Amelia Earhart and her copilot and navigator, Fred Noonan, were on a secret mission for President Franklin Roosevelt and the Department of War to photograph Truk but were shot down by the Japanese and captured. Others say this occurred at Saipan, which Japan had also stocked with Japanese settlers and heavily fortified. As much as the United States desired intelligence concerning Japanese activities in the Pacific, though, there has been no documented evidence unearthed suggesting that Earhart and Noonan were American spies.
After taking off from Lae in New Guinea, they did fly in the general vicinity of Truk on their way to a refueling stop at Howland Island, but the best evidence indicates that, unable to sight Howland, a tiny speck of land, they ran out of gas and ditched in the sea. Whether they survived the landing and somehow made it to an uninhabited Pacific islet is another area of great speculation.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: CynConcepts
There are no pier posts in the photo .
That object appears to be either hanging from a wire or possible something he's holding.
The photo has been verified to have not been retouched or altered .