Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Amelia Earhart question

No surprise, we still don't know for sure what happened to Amelia.

A recently discovered, undated photograph that was misfiled in the US National Archives reignited debate as to whether or not Amelia and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were captured and held by the Japanese. "The label on the photograph says it was taken on Jaluit Atoll in the Marshall Islands, presumably by a US spy." While the man who found the photograph thinks this is worth pursuing, others think it is pretty crazy to discuss. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40515754

The photo was later identified as being the same as a photo in another file dated 1935, before their last flight. That is what happens when you don't properly date and identify all your photos. That the photo was misinterpreted was no surprise to Dorothy Cochrane, curator for the Aeronautics Department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum who said.."People take photos and interpret them, and they're free to do that. It has not persuaded me."  Read more about it here http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/asia/amelia-earhart-photo-japan/index.html

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