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by Tom Maxwell
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

One of the things I see on the Jaluit dock photo is what I believe is Amelia's suitcase. Her design choice is shown in the 1936 advertising image along side the Electra. The question as to why the supposed "Amelia" figure is not wearing the checkered shirt she wore on leaving Lae is easily answered;...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Recent updates : almost everyone has seen the Jaluit dock photo. Declared debunked by most, I believe the photo is significant and I plan to discuss details with later posts. The research vessel Falkore operated by the Schimdt Oceangraphic Institute (SOI) apparently bypassed an opportunity to SCUBA ...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri May 05, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Yes RS I am always reviewing and attempting to find better sat images. The difficulty is that while most modern satellite images have the necessary resolution, the capture moment must have brilliant sunlight, sunlight at the correct angle such that the reflection is not targeted away from the lens,...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri May 05, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Yes RS I am always reviewing and attempting to find better sat images. The difficulty is that while most modern satellite images have the necessary resolution, the capture moment must have brilliant sunlight, sunlight at the correct angle such that the reflection is not targeted away from the lens,...
by Tom Maxwell
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Yes, thanks RS. I got on the wrong track thinking it was a USAAF aircraft. Navy aircraft PBJ serial number ASN 351131. I am reluctant to talk to the Navy MIA people because, as you and I agree, it's most likely not the PBJ. Instead it might be the L10E and I don't want to raise the expectations of t...
by Tom Maxwell
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Here is the expected flight path of the missing B25. Note that he path passes fairly close to Orona (Hull Island). I still can't get the file size down to something the site software accepts and still get any high resolution. ????
by Tom Maxwell
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Does anyone know if a MACR # is posted on our site for a missing B25 from Canton to Tutatilia, Samoa in 44'-45? I see many 5th and 7th Pacific AF B25s on the list, but nothing about Canton? Am I wrong? Have I overlooked it? Exactly how does one inquire at Maxwell Air History Museum about MACRs?
by Tom Maxwell
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Orona was previously called Hull Island. Once the island nation of Kiribati was formed (1979) the islands were renamed with native meaning. Canton became Kanton, Gardner became Nikumaroro, and Hull became Orona. More information is at http://www.aquariusradar.com/AmeliaEarhartsplane.html and http://...
by Tom Maxwell
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The planned 2017 expedition to Nikumaroro by TIGHAR may include the use of manned submersibles of the University of Hawaii HURL- Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory. Hurl has two operational MOVs- the PISCES IV and V machines. These are very expensive and the funding for such a trip is very distant ...
by Tom Maxwell
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The immediate future for investigation of the Orona-Saipan theory seems bleak. The TIGHAR research group has complete contractual control of the search for Amelia within the island nation which includes all of the Phoenix Islands. TIGHAR was informed of the plane in the lagoon at Orona in 2010 at th...
by Tom Maxwell
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

I will try to attach a more clear image later. I'm having trouble with "file size too large. Maybe everything must be .jpg ?
by Tom Maxwell
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The attached file noted above.
by Tom Maxwell
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The Best of the Saipan Theory: the Saipan theory is a theory that will not go away. Primarily because of the statements of WWII USMC veterans who served on Saipan during the battle for liberation of the island. For someone to believe the crash and sink or the Nikumaroro theory, they must assume the ...
by Tom Maxwell
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

The best of Nikumaroro: The research group TIGHAR are the primary supporters of the Nikumaroro idea. A great deal of volunteer money has funded several expeditions to Nikumaroro. The best ideas of Nikumaroro theory that can support the Orona idea are: the aircraft L10E had the necessary flight endur...
by Tom Maxwell
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84178

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Yes, Orona is one of the Phoenix Islands and lies 90 miles east of Nikumaroro, the island frequently associated with the mystery. I agree spoerjm2. The forum members have a lot of information on the Amelia Earhart disappearance and all the different theories that attempt to explain what happened to ...