Can a clue in Alaska Help
Solve the Greatest Aviation Mystery in History?
September 05, 2004
Ketchikan, Alaska - A group called
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR
pronounced "Tiger") has discovered some aircraft parts
they think could be from Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra 10
on a remote southwest Pacific island called Nikumaroro. Nikumaroro
Island is located a couple of hundred miles south of Howland
Island. On July 2, 1937 Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan
not only flew into history but into legend when they disappeared
while trying to fly from Lae, New Guinea to Howland Island on
a round the world attempt.
Located on a steep mountain side deep in the wilderness of Misty
Fiords National Monument is another Lockheed Electra 10. This
Electra was crashed landed into a gully back in 1943 by the legendary
Alaska bush pilot named Harold Gillam. Recently members from
the TIGHAR organization and USFS archaeologists completed an
expedition to collect what TIGHAR hopes are similar parts from
Gillam's Electra. Is the holy grail of aviation's greatest mystery
finally in reach?
For the rest of the story...
Martin Stanford, Archaeologist with the Ketchikan Misty Fiords
Ranger District, will give a presentation and lecture on September
24, 2004 at 7:00 pm at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.
The public is invited to attend this free Friday Night Insight
Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight;
Ketchikan remembers the search by
August 17, 2004
Related Web site:
International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery
Source of News:
Southeast Alaska Discovery
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