This is coolbert:
From the Chicago Tribune of several weeks ago:
"Vanishing into thin air"
"Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 recalls Earhart flight in '37"
Those Chicago Tribune banner headlines subsequent to 2 July 1937:
"AMELIA MISSING; SEARCH SEA"
"58 PLANES TO HUNT AMELIA"
"HEAR AMELIA; HOPE REVIVES"
"AMELIA HUNTERS SEE FLARES"
"HUNT FOR AMELIA ON ISLANDS"
"NAVY'S FLYERS HUNT AMELIA"
The famous American woman pilot Amelia Earhart on her around-the-world flight having disappeared many decades ago, her final fate never determined with certainty.
Earhart at that exact moment in time perhaps of the half-dozen to dozen most recognized women in the world.
As with the current missing airliner MH370 search-and-rescue [SAR] efforts strenuous and continuing for weeks after her disappearance. But neither wreckage or bodies or debris or ANYTHING DEFINITIVE EVER FOUND!
And everlasting mystery so it seems.
IT ALSO BEING SPECULATED THAT THE AROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT HAVING AN "EMBEDDED" INTELLIGENCE MISSION TOP SECRET AND NEVER REVEALED!.
High-altitude photography of Japanese Pacific installations a possible. From Lae, New Guinea a slight detour en route to Howland Island the high-flying Lockheed as piloted by Amelia could have passed over the Japanese naval base at Rabaul?
That high-flying and properly equipped Lockheed Electra as flown by Earhart indeed as used by the British Secret Intelligence Service [MI-6] for aerial reconnaissance of German military facilities in those years just prior to World War Two [WW2].
Private citizens as intelligence gathering assets during that period also not unusual.
That private oceanic-going yacht of the American multi-millionaire David Astor [a close personal confidant of President Roosevelt] also dispatched on an intelligence gathering mission, results scant to nil!
That American SAR mission in the aftermath of the disappearance more extensive than normal and the military dimension unmistakable?
A battleship, an aircraft carrier and four destroyers in addition to an American Coast Guard cutter already on the scene spending some weeks searching but to no avail.
The truth is out there but never will be found? This I believe to be so!