"My uncle Tech Sergeant John H White of Company B, 105TH Infantry 27th Division said (he saw the Electra) at Aslito Field.
He swore that AE's Lockheed (Electra and that it) was in a hangar at that airfield.
The 105th was the unit that took part in the capture of that airfield. The military intelligence came by and placed that area off limits. (This is corroborated by Marine Julious Nabers)
He was a platoon sergeant in that unit. There is but one survivor of (that) Company B (and then left me his name and location)."
Last time I got a tip like this I jumped on a plane and went to interview the fellow.
|Tom was interviewed on his death bed.|
|Marine who guarded her plane watched it destroyed|
|Marine who found her dry as a bone briefcase.|
|Doug Bryce, Army Tech who drove with pals |
to view Earhart's Electra.
As Doug said to me, "This fellow asked if I had heard they found her plane at Aslito. So we jumped in a Jeep and drove down to the field. It was being guarded, but we could clearly see it. It was the most famous plane in the world and had only been missing for 7 years. We all knew what her plane looked like."
The map Doug Bryce drew coincided with the layout of the old airfield on Saipan, and was the same hangar where others claimed they saw her Electra.
|Alisto field in June of 1944|
|From a 16 MM still of footage taken the day they|
liberated Aslito airfield in June of 1944
|Fred Noonan and Amelia Earhart. Waiting for recognition.|