Earhart Survived Crash: History Channel

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Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan survived a landing in the Marshall Islands on July 2, 1937, only to be imprisoned by the Japanese, says a new History Channel documentary. According to investigators interviewed by the History Channel, former FBI Executive Assistant Director Shawn Henry and former U.S. Treasury Agent Les Kinney, a newly uncovered photo shows Earhart sitting on the edge of a dock, surrounded by Japanese, with Noonan a few feet away. In the background of the National Archives photo, a Japanese military ship, Koshu Maru, is towing a barge with an object appropriately sized to be the fuselage of the missing Lockheed Electra. The formerly classified photo is credited to a U.S. spy operating in the Japanese-held archipelago following the Japanese invasion of China.

The “Marshall Islands” theory is not a new one, and is partly corroborated by the accounts of witnesses who claim to have either seen a plane crash in the Marshall Islands or the execution of Earhart and Noonan on the Island of Saipan. The two-hour special, “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence,” airs Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. 

Comments (6)

I am not buying it.
Tighar has way more physical evidence that they landed at Gardner Islands (Nikumaroro) and perished before being saved.

Posted by: John Piepers | July 6, 2017 12:05 AM    Report this comment

One photo does not a story make....

Posted by: A Richie | July 6, 2017 10:25 AM    Report this comment

The "History" Channel. Yeah. Alongside a show about how Freemasons control the world and extraterrestrials built the pyramids.

Posted by: Kevin Smith | July 7, 2017 5:56 AM    Report this comment

I think TIGHAR is acting on behalf of the Office of Naval Intelligence, providing a plausible cover for setting up Earhart and Noonan on a mission to overfly and photograph the Japanese forward base at Truk. Randall Brink outlined the story in 'Fallen Star' although he was all over the place in projecting from the basic premise that she was captured by the Japanese at the crash site after her batteries ran down and she could no longer broadcast. Revelation of the ONI role in the mission and the failure of the Navy to rescue Earhart and Noonan would be a tremendous embarrassment.

Posted by: Bill Leavens | July 7, 2017 7:28 AM    Report this comment

It's a good story! Who cares if it's true!

Posted by: Jerry Fraser | July 7, 2017 7:40 AM    Report this comment

This is the true story of Amelia Earhart's final flight, her capture by the Japanese, and their deaths. Their aircraft landed in Mili Atoll, and were taken to Jaluit by Japanese coastal supply ship. While living on Majuro the Chief Secretary (at the time) explained that as a 6 year old at the time, he witnessed their arrival at Jaluit. Whilst was unaware of their identity as a boy, later realised the significance of their presence. Oscar deBrum was one of many whom recalled their stay in Jaluit until being sent to Saipan. When Gaby Kennard was in transit through Majuro in 1989, she met Oscar and heard of Amelia's plight and eventual passing away after illness...

Posted by: Neville HILL | July 8, 2017 6:26 AM    Report this comment

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