EXCLUSIVE: Could the mystery of Amelia Earhart finally be solved? New book claims she was captured while spying on the Japanese who held her prisoner until 1945 – and she took a new identity when freed
Author W.C. Jameson says he has found evidence Earhart was on a secret spying mission authorized by Roosevelt when she crashed
- He believes her plane was fitted with cameras to record Japanese military installations in the Pacific when it lost contact in the Marshall Islands Jameson says he believes Earhart and Fred Noonan were shot down or landed in Japanese territory and held prisoner
- Administration did not want to admit to using high-profile round-the-world flight by female aviation pioneer as spy mission
- He believes Earhart took on identity of Irene Craigmile Bolam after being freed in 1945 and died in 1982
- Scores of Earhart documents remain classified – some of them top secret
By DANIEL BATES FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 13:00 EST, 29 December 2015 | UPDATED: 14:06 EST, 29 December 2015
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John Ream said: ‘It was well known within high ranking intelligence circles that Miss Earhart, at the time of her disappearance, was involved in an intelligence-gathering operation… ordered at the request of the highest echelons of government.’
He added that there were ‘serious blunders by the Navy in their attempt to provide Miss Earhart with proper guidance, and they Navy was and is determined to conceal their participation in their part of the operation’.
On top of that, the search for the Electra was ‘illogical and botched’, suggesting the government may have known exactly where she was all along.
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It’s one theory. Hope he’s correct.
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