To: The White House, President Donald J. Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500
Re: Necessary action to be taken
by The Smithsonian Institution
latent history of Amelia Earhart's 1937 world flight ending
Dear Mr. President,
Since the World War Two era and continuing forward, a number of distinguished veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces—and numerous other reputable individuals—managed to pool their efforts to reveal different
truths concerning the 1937 purported, ‘disappearance’ of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan.
It is plainly evident, and has been for decades gone by, that the combined findings of these heroic Americans managed to disclose
incontrovertible realities about Amelia Earhart’s world flight ending and outcome that still have yet to be endorsed
by our nation’s top historians. The reason for this is the ‘official silence’ in Washington DC that has
perpetually greeted said findings ever since they segued into the public realm.
Mr. President, your recent election to the highest office in the world now affords you the ability to address this
long-recognized historical injustice. Due to the tradition of refusal in Washington DC to acknowledge the original, White
House withheld, all-be some of them, later discovered truths about Amelia Earhart’s world flight ending and
outcome, history itself remains unable to address the subject matter in a meaningful way. The steadfast tradition of the White
House to ignore it, that in modern times returned in full force under the administrations of Presidents’ Johnson and
Nixon, eventually enabled less-informed Americans to be preyed upon by rogue, ‘Earhart mystery solving’ upstarts,
to whom in recent decades said Americans myopically donated millions of dollars to look for Amelia Earhart’s plane in
areas where knowledgeable investigators knew it would never be found. Again, such a practice was abetted with the ever observed,
“official silence in Tokyo and Washington leaving the fate of Amelia Earhart an everlasting mystery.” [The
Chosen Instrument, Bender & Altschul, 1982.] This long observed, “official silence” regard became
a strong influence over our national news media, that in-turn obfuscated the plain-as-day realities of Amelia Earhart’s
world flight ending to the point of disparaging college history professors, who avoid addressing the topic.
No matter, the abominations of individuals and/or private cottage industries being permitted to prey on the pockets
of U.S. citizens in the name of ‘finding Amelia Earhart’s plane’ must stop.
is certain particulars concerning the truth about Amelia Earhart’s world flight ending were withheld by the White House
under President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration that were subsequently sealed by an Executive Order, something only
a sitting United States President can unseal. Immediately cited here is an official May 13, 1938 White House transcript dictated
by FDR right hand man, Henry P. Morgenthau Jr., who in answer to a query made by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt ten months after
her friend, Amelia went missing plainly admitted, “I just hope I never have to make it public” in reference
to what really happened to Amelia Earhart on July 2, 1937, further adding, “it isn’t a very nice story.”
Henceforth, since the dawn of World War Two the Executive Branch of our great country still has yet to disclose what it came
to know about Amelia Earhart’s world flight ending all those years ago.
it is time for the historical fallacy that has long existed about Amelia Earhart’s last flight to end. As President
of the United States, your endorsement to the Smithsonian Institution—a ward of the United States Government—to
have it finally pay serious attention to the investigative results achieved by some of America’s finest war veterans
and other persistent, truth-revealing individuals over the course of several decades past is imperative. Otherwise, the Smithsonian
will go on realizing no other choice but to continue paying heed to the ongoing ‘official silence’ credo left
behind by previous White House administrations, leaving it tongue-tied by default. It will further cause it to keep a blind-eye
closed to the schemes of profiteers who continue to unjustifiably capitalize on the so-called, “mystery of Amelia Earhart’s
disappearance,” due to the fact that the Executive Branch of the United States of America has forever refused to offer
guidance on a subject matter it continues to harbor important, enlightening information on.
start may be to recommend the examination of withheld details pertaining to a July 24, 1937 White House cabinet meeting that
ostensibly discussed Earhart’s world flight ending debacle, and to peruse certain files of former Secretary of the Treasury,
Henry P. Morgenthau Jr., of which twelve pages from May 13, 1938 were expunged [with no explanation given for doing so] that
were transcribed just prior to Mr. Morgenthau asserting his viewpoint of, 'hoping he never had to make public what really
happened to Amelia Earhart.' Accordingly, investigative author, Randall Brink cited the last known location of this still
withheld information to be Sub-Basement 33A of the main Treasury Building on Pennsylvania Avenue. Add to this the 1960s’
admission of former Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Chester Nimitz, who stated it was “known and documented in Washington”
that “Amelia Earhart and her navigator went down in the Marshall Islands and were picked up by the Japanese.”
There is also the World War Two era classified, Earhart, Amelia: Special War Problems file cache. Dating back
to the early 1970s, its contents have only been piecemeal-revealed by State Department archivists not acting in an official
capacity. The last time this file [that contains a stream of information placed in it throughout the war] was relegated to
classified status was 1946, a year after World War Two ended. Part of this had to do with the later realization of Amelia
Earhart having survived World War Two, then changing her name in order to resume her post-war life as a non-public figure.
This feat of hers was accomplished under the omniscient guises of United States Catholic Church emissaries and J. Edgar Hoover.
The woman formerly known as Amelia Earhart died in 1982, thirty-five years ago, although it was not until the new millennium
that this became a forensic certainty.
Mr. President, myself and others have written to past White House
administrations about this important U.S. history clean-up matter, only to receive sheepish, ‘sorry, can’t help
you there’ replies. I implore you to be the first President to form an ad-hoc committee in alliance with the Smithsonian
Institution, one that with your ‘Executive Order’ cooperation will allow it to access needed information that
will enable the truthful resolve of this long standing historical quandary—that many millions of people have wondered
about for generations gone by. It is time.
Tod E. Swindell
Author of Protecting Earhart
[Protecting Earhart U.S. Copyright
Office Registration Number: TXu 1-915-926]