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Published on May 26, 2011
NEW FOOTAGE AT EARHART ON SAIPAN COM Promo for my documentary on the topic, available on amazon, ($2 to stream) or through EarhartMovie.com to purchase the viewing copy of the film. Based on interviews with US GI's who saw Earhart's plane on Saipan. These are US Marines who found her plane on June 18, 1944 on Aslito airfield. For those of you who suggest they may be making this story up, I suggest you take that up with a Marine. Some of these men were wounded in battle, I offer that critics of their story take a bullet for their country, and then get back to me on why they would make it up.
Their story is simple. They were fighting on Saipan, they found her plane. The US Military identified it as such in a decoded message. They all saw the plane and the ID on the back of it. They watched as the US forces destroyed her plane and buried it off the runway. One found her briefcase in a safe in Garapan, there is more than one who claims her body was dug up by US forces. I can't tell you why this story isn't public - and I don't particularly care. The US govt does a lot of prevarication when it comes to their self interests, but I'm more interested in cataloging what they said. I'll leave it to the viewers to comment on their beliefs one way or the other.
In the film I refer to the over 200 eyewitnesses who saw her after she disappeared - (Oliver Knagg, Fred Goerner's research) people who claim her plane came down in Mili Atoll, where she was arrested by Japanese forces, she and the plane were taken from Mili Atoll, transported by ship to Majuro, then Jaluit, then Saipan where she was incarcerated in Garapan prison for a number of years before being executed. Her plane was found on Aslito airfield June 1944, by a number of US Marines (6 whom I've interviewed) where it was destroyed by US forces.
In the documentary, these veterans pinpoint where the plane was burned on the runway. It was pushed off into a pit and buried in dirt. The plane was aluminum, if the US wanted to find it, the guys who find MIAs and their planes could find it in a few hours. I contacted them in Hawaii but no luck. The runway on Saipan hasn't changed. The boys in the doc pinpoint where it was. Time to start digging folks. Mark my words; they will find it.