Okay. One more to the 200 that have already come forward, the 30 that I have on film, and the 15 new people that I interviewed on Saipan.
Eventually you have to ask yourself "if they're making it up, why didn't they make the same wacky tale up on other islands? Guam, Okinawa? Anywhere else?"
It's because she brought the plane down on Mili, was transported to Jaluit, taken to Saipan and incarcerated for the rest of her life.
A correction to this article; the "photograph" cited below has been proven to be part of a portfolio of photographs copyrighted in 1935, but that many authors continued to add to their portfolio. It's not a book, it's a group of photos tied with string. Further, the govt of the Marshalls (see documents below) claims the photograph could not be from 1935 as the cement docks were not constructed until 1936.
The reason the photo (a print) was in the office of Naval Intelligence is because the Japanese were fortifying their docks in Jaluit (and other mandated islands) for the war. Further, records cited below from the ship in the photograph, the Koshu (as cited at the Tighar website links below) prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the Japanese ship was docked in Jaluit on July 9th 1937 and left for Saipan ten days later.
Not a mystery. What is a mystery is what the media continues to claim it is a mystery. There's no mystery here. Just ask anyone who saw her (or whose family members saw her.)