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    Amelia Earhart Special on the History Channel last night

     



    Obviously I was not around during the time of her disappearance. I always thought the entire thing was just weird that she just "Vanished". I'd never heard any of the folk tales that were shared in the special last night. All the evidence and info they have found and shared seems pretty legit. That is a pretty sad deal that no one from our Government ever went after her and got her out of the Saipan prison.

    Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence | HISTORY

    If you didn't see it scroll down to Fact #3 on this link and there is a youtube video that goes over the segment.

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    The Japanese were cutthroat and ruthless but they were not stupid. If they had captured Amelia Earhart they would have known her propaganda value and I seriously doubt that any harm would have come to her. Greg "Pappy" Boyington spent the last year and a half of the war in a Japanese POW camp.
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    The Japanese didn't kill her. See below. I copied it off this site. I never knew it existed and all of this info was already out there for a few years.

    8. She died of dysentery. She was held as a "playing card" for the Japanese to use against the US - but never got around to it. The US invaded June 1944.

    Earhart on Saipan

    However, the Japanese did kill Fred for being a spy for the US, as the Japanese thought. There are people that think there were US military cameras on AE's plane put on there to get in tell on the Japanese since this was before WW2.
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    Good read though I'm still skeptical and btw I lost an uncle on Saipan in June of 44.
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    The Japanese were a ruthless people, after watching Unbroken and Hacksaw Ridge, I think I'd rather have been captured by Germans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    Good read though I'm still skeptical and btw I lost an uncle on Saipan in June of 44.
    I'm sorry to hear about your uncle but Thank him for his service! He paid the ultimate price for all of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    The Japanese were a ruthless people, after watching Unbroken and Hacksaw Ridge, I think I'd rather have been captured by Germans.
    That's no joke. But the Germans weren't much better I don't believe. With what I've read and some of the things I've seen about the meth they were given etc...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    That's no joke. But the Germans weren't much better I don't believe. With what I've read and some of the things I've seen about the meth they were given etc...............
    From what I understand, didn't the German pilots use Meth to stay awake? Also all the experimental surgeries that were performed on Jews, I can't bring my mind to that place, to treat another human that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver50x View Post

    I stand by what I said earlier, the Japanese were ruthless and merciless but they weren't stupid. My late mother married a Japanese American, born in San Francisco, in 1951 so I grew up around Japanese and know a bit of their culture. Had they had Amelia Earhart in custody she would have been worth a fortune in propaganda value. Besides if it came from the MSM, IMHO, it's fake and worthless.
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    isis has nothing on the Japanese . they were far more ruthless and barbaric . my father went to his grave hating them . i think Amelia flew straight into the ocean. personally i think she was an idiot to fly that route close to the Marshall islands especially since she had no idea where she was most of the time. had the Japanese detected her plane they would have blown her out of the sky . even if we knew they had her nothing would be said or done. to do so would alert the Japanese that we cracked their code. she was likely advised against the flight beforehand.

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    From what I understand, Amelia was a very couragious and adventurous lady, but not a terribly smart pilot. She had quite a history of losing track of where she was and getting lost. Of course you had to be half crazy to fly airplanes back then - it was dangerous business. I have no doubt that she ended up in the bottom of the ocean.
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    wasn't much to navigate with back then in the daylight-and at night you might be able to figure out where you were, but not where the airports were-------one degree off course equals a mile every 60 -----------and if you can't hold a heading steady, even that doesn't count-------that part of the world isn't some place I'd want to go even with todays equipment------

    If you want to look at some possibilities just google her planned flight routing--------some of those itols/atols???? are so small and far apart---------and the severe lack of communications between aircraft and ground stations------
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    I agree with Jerry. Though I've never flown anywhere over the Pacific I have spent some time on board ships and it's HUGE. For those of you that have never experienced the Pacific there are many places in this country where one can practically see forever. Western Kansas comes to mind, but it's nothing like being in the middle of the Pacific. You literally spend days with nothing but blue, the blue of the water and the blue of the sky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver50x View Post
    If you go read the bottom of the link I provided that was not the history channel's, you'll see where there is more info that the book they're claiming this new photo came in, had dates of 1935 on it. But actually, it wasn't a book, and had no dates. Either way, if she crashed in the Pacific and is in the bottom of the ocean, how'd 2 GI's dig her partial remains up in 60 or 61, and how do you explain for all the eye witness accounts? No one is arguing that the Marines saying they saw her plane be destroyed on the air field in 1944 though. How could that happen if it was broken into pieces resting on the ocean floor some where? Obviously it would take a long while for the pieces to float or drift to any where. Look how long it took for pieces of that 777 that disappeared to finally start showing up.
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