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by Tom Maxwell
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Both Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan had experience with extreme long range flying. Noonan had recent experience just 2 years before with the harrowing 21 hour return flight from Hawaii as navigator aboard the S-42 Pan Am Clipper. After Musick sat the big sea plane down on the bay at San Francisco/Al...
by Tom Maxwell
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

With regard to the AE an FN mystery, a question always arises when Japanese capture theories are discussed; what could possibly be the motive for kidnapping the fliers? The Orona-Saipan theory finds motive in the Japanese implementation of the naval strategy that American's call the Mahan principle....
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

No good explanation exists for the US Navy failing to make a more intensive search of the Phoenix Islands as it was known that co=pilot and navigator Fred Noonan had knowledge and experience with landing in the quiet waters of the Pacific aboard the big Pan Am Clipper sea planes of the era (S-42). F...
by Tom Maxwell
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

More clues that the Jaluit dock image found in the National Archives by Les Kinney is a post 1936 (most likely 1937) image is the 2010 image that appeared in the Marshall Islands Journal. While this 1936 dock has been refurbished at the same location, the horizon disparity is clearly visible. As in ...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The research team aboard the EV Nautilus is scheduled to conduct a deep water examination around Howland Island in the summer of 2021. Many extensive and expensive surveys have been made over the years around Howland without finding a single clue. I hope that the expedition will look at Orona this t...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The Orona idea is generally rejected by the "experts" of Earhart disappearance. Yet Orona theory has the only good clue- the 2006 GE image of the L10E in the Orona lagoon- and it is just as logical to think the events pictured below is as likely as any other idea. The red line is the 157 bearing flo...
by Tom Maxwell
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The edit function is still under checkout by the moderator. Until the edit function is restored, I'll continue to post about those missing images on the early pages. RS discussed the fact that PIPA/New England Aquarium, the caretakers of the protected area, have done some SCUBA work in the area of t...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

I messed up and entered the image as a link. I meant to insert the image on the page. For those whose browser won't allow non secure sites (http: vs https) or don't like to visit non secure sites, I post the image now.

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by Tom Maxwell
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The two images, the Orona lagoon GE image and the Jaluit dock ONI image, are meaningful clues discovered since the disappearance in July 1937. These images are clues, not evidence of Japanese capture. Investigators follow clues to find evidence. When the aircraft at Orona is investigated, that will ...
by Tom Maxwell
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The documentation of this event at Jaluit was in place decades before the Les Kinney/ONI photo was found in the archives. Fred Goerner CBS reporter and AE mystery investigator interviewed Marshallese citizens in the 1960's; the verbal history of these witnesses reflect something very near to what is...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

RS was looking for more dock photos. Another old dock photo has been located by the Nikumaroro research group in the ONI files of the archives. It is from the Vanderbuilt collection of 1928 during a world cruise by the Vanderbuilt yacht as it visited Jaluit. The research group uses that 1928 photo w...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Those arguments conclude that the Jaluit dock photo could not have been taken from the dock in use in 1935 (the old German dock) and the photo is post 1936- after Robert Reimer built the dock for the Japanese at it's current location in 1936. The trees of the coconut plantation in the photo on the h...
by Tom Maxwell
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The other images related to the arguments that the Jaluit dock photo is post 1936 as discussed on pages 3 and 4.

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by Tom Maxwell
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The horizon disparity is the basis of arguments for the authenticity of the Jaluit dock image. In addition to the disparity impeded in the image itself, additional supporting arguments are found in the Pacific Islands Monthly periodical Sept.1935, and the analysis of earth curvature as it relates to...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 86
Views: 89005

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The RV Nautilus is leaving the central Pacific and returning stateside. This was the best deepwater search for Amelia's plane ever conducted. Not only was Nikumaroro throughly examined (island and deep water surrounding), but Howland deep water as well. It's the best technology available; but not a ...