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by Tom Maxwell
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84175

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Yes, I am unable to find another suitable image at those sites. While lots of images with different dates are available at the Landsat site, none appear to have sufficient resolution to see close up. I am not sure if the photos don't have the necessary pixel resolution or the viewer zoom provided by...
by Tom Maxwell
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84175

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

RS, Yes, several years ago- 2010- I emailed PIPA/NEAQ and PIPA/Kiribati with the location of the plane. Several more followed over the years as the trips by the NEA to the Phoenix Islands came along. Prior to 2012, the Kiribati/PIPA representative would reply to my e-mails. But after the TIGHAR and ...
by Tom Maxwell
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84175

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

One aspect of WW2 history that the Orona-Saipan theory addresses is the dramatic change in the Imperial Japanese Navy's strategy. Historians agree that Yamamoto and IJN leadership was under enormous pressure to abandon the decades old defensive posture of the IJN and move to a aggressive offensive p...
by Tom Maxwell
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84175

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Trying once again with acceptable file name.
by Tom Maxwell
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84175

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

Here is that dive site location image. I just reduced its' size to 508 Kb. Ooops that is too large as well. Does 150Kb work. Yes -hope the resolution is not so poor. The airplane at the lower left and dive site is at upper right end of the red line- 1000 feet. I think all the other locations in the ...
by Tom Maxwell
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84175

Re: Plane in the lagoon at Orona

I marked the (attached image) close dive site 4º 29.83 172 09.31 and it is about 1000 feet away to the northeast from the planes location. The airplane is going to be extremely difficult to see- very well camouflaged. The divers won't be able to see it till they are directly upon it. Can't upload th...
by Tom Maxwell
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84175

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
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Pacific Wrecks Updates & Information
Topic: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message
Replies: 80
Views: 114062

Re: New Forum Policy - New Members Must Post Welcome Message

Hello, I am Tom Maxwell. I worked on Canton, Phoenix Islands (1972-75) and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands (1985-88) and have an interest in WW2 history. Particular to that interest is Amelia Earhart and how the loss of her flight and disappearance may have impacted WW2 history. It's speculation to a la...
by Tom Maxwell
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Plane in the lagoon at Orona
Replies: 84
Views: 84175

Plane in the lagoon at Orona

I have held the belief for several years that the attached image is the wreck of Amelia Earhart's plane in the lagoon at Orona. The entire Earhart saga is never mentioned on this forum, it being something not in the main purpose of the forum. However, if permitted to reside here, I hope to introduce...