Two of the pieces have been examined by a forensic aviation expert, and he believes they are from the Electra.
Recently, members of the team that went to Mili, including a former Federal investigator, a former United Pilot who owns an actual piece of the Electra, Dick Spink who found the pieces, and forensic expert Jim Hayton met with representatives from the company that sponsored the trip to Mili - Parker Aviation, along with a reporter from National Geographic Magazine, and representatives from Alcoa who will be able to determine in their labs the exact amount of aluminum found in the various pieces.
|One of these hangars may have been where they found the plane,|
which resembled this burnt out plane on the runway.
I'm told that some pieces from Japanese airplanes were also brought for testing (not recovered at Mili Atoll, as it was not the site of any aerial battles in WWII) and they will be used for comparison.
|Amelia being thorough as usual.|
|A Marshallese man who tended to her wounds, interviewed by Harris in 1980.|
His business associate is interviewed in the footage below attesting to his honesty.
The tools used to transport the plane at that time have also been recovered.
|There is no rail track on Mili, but these rail cars were apparently used to move the plane|
|Ms. Blanco saw Amelia and Fred come ashore, and told the same to Fred Goerner, CBS news man in 1964|
There are interviews with various people from Saipan - the son of a nurse who tended to her wounds in a hospital on Saipan, as well as others who saw or heard of her presence there.
|The hospital on Saipan where she was tended to by a Saipanese nurse|
Here's the an hour long documentary (from Richard Martini) that includes footage from the US Marines mentioned above: