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Myth or Reality? Earhart & Noonan forever linked in one of history’s greatest mysteries!

Lae to Howland – 2107 miles @ 76.8 degrees TrueSeries author Gordon Allison, Jr. estimates that Earhart’s Lockheed Electra could cover 4410 miles in about 21 hours. This is based on no wind affecting ground speed. Did she have time and sufficient fuel to do some spying on behalf of the U.S. Government by flying over Japanese-held islands. Allison thinks so. By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Copyright 2017 Part Six – The Final Installment As disclosed in Part 5 last week, navigator Fred Noonan possibly came back home under more than one identity. The U.S. government also tried to deter a…

Amelia Earhart – Fred Noonan, Pilot – Navigator: Forever linked in history?

By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Copyright 2017 Earhart used a Bendix receiver identical to this unit. Note the antenna switch in the upper left corner has a position for the automatic direction finder antenna. The smaller dynamotor power supply is shown on the right. It was sized for the receiver only. Dynamotors are small generator sets. The motor runs on the aircraft battery – 12 Volts DC and the generator puts out about 1,000 volts DC. Part Five of a series Editor’s note: Our thanks to local contributor, Gordon Allison Jr., for his exhaustive research documenting one plausible theory ab…

Amelia Earhart in July 1937 – Did she hang up before she could be traced?

By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Copyright 2017 Part Four of a series Editor’s Note: There have been ‘news’ items saying Major Joe Gervais (MJ) was discredited when McGraw-Hill removed his and Joe Klaas’ book from the shelves following a lawsuit by Irene Bolam. McGraw-Hill did that to cut their losses. No retraction statement was ever made! In 2000, the rights to Amelia Earhart Lives reverted to the authors, Joe Klaas and Joe Gervias. Gordon Allison Jr., the author of this series and a good friend of Gervais, has contacted the University of Texas (the repository for Gervais’ records) to r…

Amelia Earhart returns to USA surfacing as Irene Bolam, a ‘simple New Jersey housewife’

Part Three of a series Editor’s Note:  The book ‘Amelia Earhart Lives’ — co-authored in 1970  by Major Joe Gervais (MJ) and Joe Klaas — alleged that ‘simple New Jersey housewife’ Irene Bolam was in fact Amelia Earhart, who returned to the USA surreptitiously after World War II. Over the years, various reports have surfaced that Gervais and Klaas were discredited when publishing house McGraw-Hill recalled the book from shelves following a lawsuit by Bolam.  Gordon Allison Jr. (the author of this series) was a good friend and confidante of Gervais. Allison conten…

Amelia Earhart becomes a pawn in U.S. – Japanese back channel negotiations during World War II !

Did Earhart shed her identity? Eventually returning to USA disguised as a nun? This cover is believed to be the only surviving copy, inadvertently left behind when Earhart departed with many others – meant to accompany her on the 1937 around-the-world flight. By Gordon Allison Jr. | Copyright 2017 Part Two of a four-part series Editor’s note: Last week, Allison described how he met Major Joe Gervais, co-author of a book titled ‘Amelia Earhart Lives’ written in the early 1970s. In this second installment, Allison credits the two-hour documentary produced by the History Channel (…

Amelia Earhart’s disappearance 80 years ago again becomes hot topic in wake of History Channel snafu

In a four-part series, local man offers his own surprising insights into possible plight of famous female aviator! At the North Las Vegas airport in 1974, Major Joe Gervais (center) greets Gordon Allison Jr. (second from left) and Allison’s co-worker Ev Helm (second from right). The other gentlemen in the photo are Motorola Lab Technicians who accompanied Allison and Helm on the flight from Phoenix. Editorís note: Gordon Allison Jr. has followed the story of Amelia Earhart since he was a teenager.  He became more interested after becoming a commercially rated pilot.  As luck would ha…

Beaufort man found deceased

On Monday, 02/06/2017 at approximately 9:30am Carteret County deputies along with Beaufort Fire & Rescue and North River Fire Department responded to the 600 block of Merrimon Road outside of Beaufort after an inmate work crew cleaning the roadside discovered a body in a ditch. Deputies determined the man to be 66-year-old Sidney Tate Jr of Marshall Lane, Beaufort. Tate, who was known for walking up and down Merrimon Road, was found less than a quarter mile from his home. Tate was discovered in a small ditch of water near Isaac Murray Drive but there were no obvious signs of trauma to the bod…

Woman’s cause of death could aid investigation. Autopsy scheduled.

At approximately 11:50 a.m. on Sunday January 29, 2017, deputies of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible body that had been found in a ditch on Cowell Road in Alliance, North Carolina. Upon arrival at the scene deputies located the body of Kimberly Dawn Meekins, 20 of Alliance. Investigators determined that Meekins lived in a nearby apartment complex. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. No cause of death has been determined. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at 252-745-310…

Rumble in County!

Area residents report mild shake, rattle & roll By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer People living in an area that ranges from Aurora in Beaufort County, south to Oriental in Pamlico, reported what they believe to have been a brief earth tremor at approximately 8:25 p.m. Monday night. The 911 dispatcher — who takes calls from an enclave in Pamlico County — reported receiving a dozen or so calls from concerned citizens. No one reported any damages, but all confessed bewilderment at what may have caused the rumble that lasted anywhere from three to seven seconds. The area borders a…

Squatters arrested in Minnesott Beach

‘They looked like regular renters to me’ said one neighbor By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer MINNESOTT BEACH –Bryan Moore, 47, knew nothing about four squatters who settled into his waterfront home, located on the Neuse River a mere stone’s throw from this community’s ritzy golf and country club. Moore, on active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., had done little to his residence since Hurricane Irene struck in August of 2011. So he immediately sensed something was awry when his Minnesott Beach neighbor called to gently complain about Moore’s ‘renters.’ …
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