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    Re: Earhart plane fragment may be authentic
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2014 Oct 30, 00:37 -0700
    I just posted this on TIGHAR's Facebook page:

    Of course the problem is that this piece of aluminum is stamped with markings that were only in use starting in World War Two, four years after the disappearance of Earhart. Ric has not been able to find any other aluminum sheet from 1937 with that marking. 

    To see documents from that period that will convince you that Earhart did NOT end up on Nikumaroro go to: sites.google.com/site/fredienoonan


    From: Paul Hirose <NoReply_Hirose@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook@pacbell.net
    Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:01 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Earhart plane fragment may be authentic

    "A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a
    high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane
    vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to
    fly around the world at the equator.
    "New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris
    recovered in 1991 from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the
    southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, does belong to Earhart’s
    twin-engined Lockheed Electra...
    "The patch replaced a navigational window: A Miami Herald photo shows
    the Electra departing for San Juan, Puerto Rico on the morning of
    Tuesday, June 1, 1937 with a shiny patch of metal where the window had
    When this story surfaced in July, I said it was strange that navigator
    Fred Noonan would tolerate the loss of one of his sextant observation
    windows. However, the photo in this new article shows another window on
    the same side of the aft fuselage, so maybe the broken one wasn't a big

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