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Experts think this photo suggests Amelia Earhart may have survived her last flight

  • The circumstances surrounding famed pilot Amelia Earhart’s 1937 disappearance have remained a mystery for the past 80 years, but a recently discovered photo may offer some answers.
  • The photo — found in a previously classified National Archives file — suggests Earhart may have survived the crash landing that many assume killed her.
  • The picture appears to show Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock at Jatuit Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
  • According to former FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry this newly unearthed evidence suggests the pair was captured by the Japanese after successfully rolling out an emergency landing in the Marshall Islands.
  • Henry told People that the photo proves “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Earhart and Noonan were then held captive on the Japanese island of Saipan, where he said he thinks Earhart died two years later. Read more (7/5/17)

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WWII in Color Part 2

Part 1 // Part 3

Brazilian digital artist Marina Amaral combines her passion for art and history by colorizing black and white photographs.

At least 3000 Indian soldiers were organized into an armed brigade under the German Wehrmacht in 1942 and they were known as the Free Indian Legion.

Home Army soldiers Henryk Ożarek “Henio” (left) holding a Vis pistol and Tadeusz Przybyszewski “Roma” (right) firing a Błyskawica submachine gun, from “Anna” Company of the “Gustaw” Battalion fighting on Kredytowa-Królewska Street, 3 October 1944.

German paratroopers wave to a Ju-87 dive bomber, May 1940.

Viewed through the window of a wrecked building, a Marine gun crew set up behind abandoned enemy truck, fires at Japanese hiding in the debris of the town of Garapan, administrative center of Saipan, June 1944.

Marine identified as Sgt Angelo Klonis smoking a cigarette during the final days of fighting to gain control of the island of Saipan from occupying Japanese forces during WWII, 1944.

Patton during a welcome home parade in Los Angeles, June 9, 1945.

Terrible picture of me but this badass Marine is just too amazing not to share.
This is Sergeant Major Mike “Iron Mike” Mervosh. He fought in WWII in the battles of Riu-Namur, Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. He earned two Purple Hearts and the Navy Commendation Medal for his actions on Iwo Jima.
He’s been decorated in three wars-WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Since he’s such an American badass, at the start of the Iraq war he told his wife that he was going back to volunteer, the marines turned him down though due to his age….he was in his early 80s.
I’m so lucky that I got the honor of meeting him

View of a fleet of B-29 bombers through the nose of another B-29 bomber, Saipan, Mariana Islands, 1945

United States National Archives via

“A P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed “Spittin’ Kitten” of the 318th Fighter Group, 10th Air Force prepares for take off from an aircraft carrier USS Manila Bay in the Pacific.

Printed caption on reverse: ‘63748 AC- A Republic P-47 “revs up” its engine, preparatory to take-off from flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Manila Bay which ferried P-47s from Oahu to Saipan, Mariana Islands, 23 Jun 1944. Us Air Force Photo.'”

(IWM: FRE 9481)

Capt. Barron and crew of “The Baroness”, a B-29 of the 883rd Bomb Squadron, 500th Bomb Group, on the island of Saipan, 1945. My uncle is in the white t-shirt kneeling. Thanks for the Submission. @modie1165


Around The World In 80 Days: U.S. Territory, Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan Cave
Photo Credit: (Charlie Jung)
Tropical Island Sunset
Photo Credit: (Rhoel Gerona)
Plumeria In Saipan
Photo Credit: (Leslie Ware)

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BTR-70, village garden, Kalarashsky district, Moldova
T-55, Kosovo, Serbia
Medium Tank, M4, beach, Flamenco beach, Culebra island, Puerto Rico
“Chi-Ha” (Type 94), the island of Shumshu, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin oblast, Russia
Is-3, Shikotan island, Kuril Islands, Sakhalin oblast, Russia
Medium Tank M4, the island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (unincorporated organized territory of the United States)
M47 Patton, Somalia
T-55, city of Keren, Eritrea
ISU-152, Yavoriv ground, Lvov region, Ukraine

Medium Tank M4, the island of IO (Iwo Jima), Bonin Islands, Japan