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|Amelia Earhart, May 25, 1932 Sasha/Getty
The 'Universal Truth'
about Amelia Earhart
Recognizing the difference between 'worldly truths' and 'universal truths' is helpful when it comes
to clarifying what became of Amelia Earhart after July 2, 1937.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace,
The soul that knows it not, knows no release,
From little things;
Knows not the
livid loneliness of fear
Nor mountain heights where bitter
joy can hear
The sound of wings.
Amelia was right. "Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace."
It takes 'courage' to see through world driven, truth-lacking serums--where one wishes to identify and embrace a Universal
Truth about any ambiguously controversial subject matter
from the past. This includes the real history of what happened to Amelia Earhart in 1937, and what became of her afterward.
Some of the last photos taken of Amelia Earhart in New Guinea just before she and her navigator, Fred Noonan went missing.
Left-to-right, Amelia with one Frank Howard; with F. C. Jacobs and Fred Noonan; and with Noonan just before boarding for
their last flight. Underneath, a photo of the duo's final takeoff in Amelia's Lockheed Electra 10E.
|The duo's final takeoff from Lae, New Guinea
The Difference Between Worldly Truths and
How Amelia Earhart's Full Life Story Applies
By Tod Swindell
The 'Universal Truth' about Amelia Earhart's world flight outcome--and what became of Amelia after she
went missing--has been recognized over the years by certain 'knowing' individuals from within the public realm.
the world and the universe are very different from each other. The rules of the world evolved from human ideas
over many thousands of years and they have not always remained on track or been fairly distributed. Perpetually refined so
that someday goodness might unconditionally prevail, this has long been the ideal goal of rules made by humans in charge of
running the world. There have been slip-ups along the way, mostly fear-instilling, ego-driven ones that enabled barbaric societies
to exist, individuals akin to Adolph Hitler to be admired, and ideas of racism, and religious and gender inequality that led
to practices of slavery and genocide. These were all worldly creations of human beings who managed to promote them to popular
The universe is different. It tracks the ebb-and-flow of goodness only and always rewards
the highest good the most. The universe pays no attention to 'ego' or 'bad' or 'evil' and it is incapable of fear or trickery.
The universe is a straight player only, always has been, always will be. This is why the wisest of good and charitable human
beings throughout time have always adhered to the common notion: Don't trust the world, trust the universe, for it rewards
in kind. With the missing person case of Amelia Earhart, fearful, ego-driven people of the world created the mystery it
became. Therefore in a worldly way, it can be said, "The mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance exists because it's
supposed to exist." Yet to some good, brave and kind individuals who saw through the worldly limitations applied to it,
without hesitation they recognized the real, 'universal truth' about Amelia Earhart long ago.
The 'believe it or not' truth about what became of Amelia Earhart has been recognizable for decades, although it
has been shouted down over the years by important sounding individuals who worked hard to encourage the public to ignore it,
and to pay attention instead to their own differing conclusions.
Truth about Amelia Earhart is this:
Three different Twentieth Century women were attributed to the same
identity of Irene Madeline O'Crowley Craigmile Heller Bolam, and one of them, who appeared nowhere as 'Irene' prior
to the mid-1940s, used to be known as 'Amelia Earhart.' She died in 1982.
are the three different women who ended up being attributed to the same 'Irene' identity in the Twentieth-Century:
|The original Irene Craigmile, 1930.
|A past acquaintance of Amelia's, shown with her husband Charles and her father, Joe.
|The 'second' Irene Craigmile, early 1940s.
|The 1934 born son of the original Irene recalled this woman as his childhood mother.
|The third Irene Craigmile in 1946, FKA 'Earhart'
|Became 'Mrs. Irene Bolam' after her 1958 marriage to Guy Bolam of England
Here is the woman who was previously known as 'Amelia Earhart' in a formal portrait photo taken of her in the mid-1970s:
|Below: Amelia at age 31 superimposes...
|...a 1977 photo of her as 'Irene'
|The 'Gervais-Irene,' FKA 'Amelia Earhart'
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Amelia Earhart And Fred Noonan Ended Up, And What Ultimately Became Of Them...
|U.N. Marshall Islands Ambassador Alfred Capelle
|told the Associated Press in 2002: "Amelia Earhart definitely came to the Marshall Islands in 1937"
|1987, 50-year commemorative Marshall Islands Stamp
|Depicts Earhart & Noonan and their plane's retrieval by Japan's military near Mili Atoll
As seen in the home page, above left is the Republic of the Marshall Islands
United Nations Ambassador, Alfred Capelle who confirmed to the Associated Press and repeatedly to others as well the long
recognized 'common awareness' in his country of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan having ended up there. Above right is another
1987 Republic of the Marshall Islands postage stamp, one of a series that commemorated the country's 50th anniversary
of Amelia's rescue at Mili Atoll by Japan's Imperial Navy in early July of 1937. The Koshu had been consistently described by a variety of Marshall Islands residents from the World War Two
era on, to have been the boat that picked-up Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan, and Amelia's Lockheed Electra after the fliers
ditched in the lower Marshalls at Barre Reef, adjacent to Mili Atoll. Accordingly, Earhart and Noonan were stranded there
for a few days before Japan's Imperial Navy rescued and subsequently detained them. It is important to recall that the U.S.
had asked permission from Japan to search the Marshalls right after the fliers went missing, but permission was denied, and
Japan never reported the results of its own agreed-to search effort of the Marshalls after refusing to allow the U.S. to do
Note: In 2017 the History Channel aired a documentary about Amelia's last flight that duly supported her having ditched
in the Marshall Islands, although it postulated as well that Amelia likely 'died' while being held by Japan without offering
proof beyond hearsay that such a thing had occurred.
[See the related 'recently discovered photo controversy' in the 'Press Notices' link.] The idea of Amelia dying while
she was in Japan's custody was contrary to the beliefs of several past investigators, who, citing sound reasons for doing
so, averred that Amelia actually survived the war while she remained in Japan's care, and she eventually returned to the U.S.
to live in anonymity by choice, as quietly endorsed by the omniscient guises of the two post-war relationship-healing
countries of the United States and Japan. Although ridiculed by many who found it hard to believe, this actually does make
sense as Amelia was a loved hero in Japan in the 1930s just as Babe Ruth had been. Japan's famous Navy Admiral, the
Harvard educated, Isoroku Yamamoto, who was its Pacific Commander when Amelia went missing, would not have allowed her to
be executed or to succumb to a neglected illness--the two main suggestions of how she may have died while in Japan's care.
Proponents of Amelia's continued survival believe Japan strategically protected her as an 'ace' in its deck of war-time cards,
and furthermore, that Japan's war-time 'Tokyo Rose' broadcasts invention was a coy reference to its coveted detainee, Amelia
Earhart, who had been referred to as "Tokyo Rosa" among Imperial Mandate Island locals during the years leading
up to the war. It is imperative to recall this reality in lieu of the FBI's post-war attempt to diffuse the true meaning of
the 'Tokyo Rose' moniker, that had originally served as a way to describe Japan's 'detained American lady pilot, Amelia
Earhart.' [Read more about this below and throughout Irene-Amelia.Com.]
|A few American accented women...
|...broadcast for Japan duing WWII. One indentified herself as, "Tokyo Rose"
is true how during the years leading up to World War Two, "Tokyo Rosa" was a name used to describe the detained American lady pilot, Amelia
Earhart by people living among Japan's Imperial Mandate Islands. Marshall Islands U.N. Ambassador, Alfred Capelle affirmed
the Pacific Islanders translation of 'Tokyo Rosa' was 'that held by the chrysanthemum.' The chrysanthemum was a euphemism
for the Emperor of Japan, whose official seal prominently adorned a chrysanthemum flower. Note:
Even though many U.S. servicemen who served in the Pacific during World War Two insisted one of the 'American accented sirens'
who broadcast for Japan consistently identified herself as "Tokyo Rose" when signing on and off, four years after
the war ended the FBI issued a curious statement to the effect that 'Tokyo Rose' had been a name 'invented by U.S. soldiers,'
and that 'no female person doing broadcasts for Japan ever identified herself that way, and, 'no person known as Tokyo Rose
ever actually existed.' By then of course, Amelia Earhart, who originally caused the 'Tokyo Rose' name invention, was again
living in the United States going by her new name of, 'Irene.'
Below are four of the stamps issued
by the Republic of the Marshall Islands in 1987, including the one displayed above. Right after
the duo was rescued by Japan, the Sino-Japanse War began, exacerbating the difficult situation the world flight
team found themselves in:
|The 1987 Marshall Islands Stamp Series
|Shows Earhart and Noonan's takeoff from New Guinea to their crash and retrieval at Mili Atoll
Below: A 1944 USAAF reconnaissance photo of
Taroa Island in the Marshall Islands taken during a bombing raid, reprinted from Randall Brink's best selling book, Lost
Star: The Search For Amelia Earhart, W.W. Norton, 1993. Protecting Earhart's forensic study enlarged and rotated
the insert, then placed an outline of an Electra 10E, Amelia's plane model, over it.
|1944 USAAF recon photo
|Taroa in the Marshalls; several accounts described Amelia's wing-damaged plane was taken there
| 1944 USAAF Marshall Islands reconnaissance photo
|Taken on a bombing run over Taroa, eyewitnesses claimed Amelia's 'wing damaged' plane ended up there
Above: The one-winged outline of an Electra
10E fit right over a plane on Taroa Island in the Marshall Islands in 1944 that matched no other Japanese manufactured
planes of that era. Years before the photo was located in U.S. military archives, eyewitnessess John and Dwight Heine both
described how Amelia's wing-damaged plane ended up at Taroa where they helped Japanese military personnel off-load it from
its transport ship. The cowlings and WASP engines looked to have been removed, as was the damaged wing at the seam. The
full recon photo was first published in Randall Brink's 1993 book, Lost Star: The Search For Amelia Earhart. Protecting Earhart's study greatly enlarged the photo before placing the Electra
outline over it.
Why this information was never endorsed to the
Ever since the World War Two era, the 'official
silence' regard the United States and Japan maintained toward Amelia Earhart's world-flight ending discouraged
people from recognizing later-learned forensic true-hoods about it. Observe the following quote:
foundered on official silence in Tokyo and Washington, leaving the fate of Amelia Earhart an everlasting
mystery." From Marilyn Bender and Selig Altschul's Pan Am & Golden Age of
Aviation history expose', The Chosen Instrument, Simon & Schuster, 1982.
[Note: About the book, The Chosen
Instrument mentioned directly above, its title referenced the consistent U.S. government contracts awarded to Pan Am Airways
during the 1930s 'golden age of aviation.' Thus, 'Pan Am' was Uncle Sam's 'chosen instrument' when it came to strides
made in the rapidly growing field of aviation. Amelia's world-flight navigator, Fred Noonan was a top navigator for Pan Am
before he agreed to participate in Amelia's world flight. The rumor of his being 'fired' from Pan Am for excessive drinking
was later shown to be false, as was the rumor that his penchant for alcohol caused he and Amelia to miss Howland. Seeing through
the conjured excuse that tried to place the blame for Amelia's loss on Noonan's shoulders, those who knew and worked with
Fred Noonan vehemently stood by his 'highly responsible' prowess as a navigator. Noonan taught many other Pan Am navigators
in its flight training school, and he served as the head navigator on the original Pan Am Clipper team that opened the world's
first major airline service over the seven seas in the mid-1930s. According to the research backed postulation of retired
USAF Major, Joe Gervais in the 1960s & 1970s [edified by the 1980 statements made
to Randall Brink by Amelia's 1930s friend, Walter McMenamy, who mentioned he "last saw Noonan in 1949"] after Noonan went missing with Amelia, ostensibly he
was liberated without fanfare by Japan while Amelia continued to remain in its charge. Major Gervais and Randall Brink further
postulated that Noonan may have segued into a position in U.S. Naval Intelligence.
Beyond Fred Noonan being a formidable
pilot and navigator, he was also a highly experienced seafaring man, who during the war years, according to Major Gervais,
may have been part of the team that helped with the logistical planning of the Normandy invasion. [Note: Whether or
not Noonan ended up as one of two people who used the same name of 'William Van Dusen,' Pan Am's former public relations chief
who was described as 'badly injured' in the war, remains a subject of debate. Gervais believed the real Van Dusen may have
died from his war injuries, enabling Noonan to acquiesce his left-over identity.]
|April 17, 1935
|Above: Fred Noonan shown third from right with Pan Am's original Hawaiian Clipper survey team.
Easier To Understand...
A few influential dissenters darkened the
common think-tank about Amelia's disappearance by suggesting it was obscured by a vast conspiracy,
even though it never was. Easier to understand is how the truth was buried long ago by the select
few who were clued in about it.
In time it became evident
to those who seriously studied the gradations of it all; there was a certain lack of
'truth' exhibited in a worldly way when it came to official descriptions or later recollections of the so-called 'disappearance'
of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. This reality was solidified after the 1980 Freedom Of Information
Act, when it was verified the United States Executive Branch had all-along withheld crucial information about it.
"The only thing different is the history you will never know."
Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman [shown above] answers a reporter in the fall of 1945. The President
had been asked what was different about the world after the war(?) The Earhart debacle marked some of the 'never to be known
history' left over from President Franklin Roosevelt's administration that Truman inherited. Except, about Amelia Earhart...
now we know.
|Henry P. Morgenthau Jr., second from right...
|...shown with his assitant, Stephen Gibbons, far right.|
"This letter that Mrs. Roosevelt wrote me on trying to get the report on Amelia Earhart, ...if we give it to this one man we've got to make it public. We can't let one man see
it." The above words came from U.S. Secretary
of the Treasury, Henry P. Morgenthau Jr.'s May 13, 1938 Dictaphone recorded response to First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt's personal
secretary, Malvina Scheider. Via the Coast Guard Cutter Itasca and additional relays pertaining to Amelia Earhart's disappearance,
Morgenthau was the most closely apprised White House individual beside the President on the circumstances of it all. Morgenthau
mentioned how Amelia had, "disregarded all orders" pertaining to her loss, and how her reputation and legacy would
be 'ruined' if the public was to ever learn all the White House knew about it. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Stephen
Gibbons, (additionally shown in the photograph) was also in the loop of awareness as evidenced by his own additional 1938
recorded comments. To this day the public remains unaware of what Morgenthau's 'disregarded all orders' statement about Amelia
referred to. It was clear though, the White House continued to remain uncertain about Amelia Earhart's flight-ending details
and outcome, as evidenced by a U.S. O-2 Intelligence file released by the FOIA in 1980, that featured questions still being
asked in November of 1938 pertaining to whether Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan had actually been intercepted and brought down
by a Japanese fighter pilot. The O-2 reply negated the awareness of something like that happening, that was originally based
on second hand information and disturbing radio relays during Amelia's "last few minutes" in the air, as also described
by Morgenthau. The information led FDR's inner circle to determine Japan had engaged the duo in the air and had fired on them,
causing their deaths in their follow-up plane crash. By the time World War Two arrived, however, it was being understood that
the duo had actually survived their emergency ditching in the Marshall Islands, where Japan's Imperial Navy rescued and subsequently
detained them without public awareness.
Never disclosed in a public way
before it was discovered, the November of 1938 O-2 Intelligence query and its reply was revealing of how the U.S. was still
trying to determine what exactly happened to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan at that time. It was also entirely
revealing of how FDR's administration was still uncertain about the outcroppings pertaining to the loss of the two fliers,
or, 'what others knew or perceived about it' almost a year and a half after the event took place.
|Henry P. Morgenthau Jr. & FDR
"I hope I've just got to never make it public."
1938 words of the White House adminstration's, Henry P. Morgenthau Jr. as directed to First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, concerning
information the U.S. Executive Branch furtively withheld about Amelia Earhart's 1937 world flight ending.