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Forensic Determination of
Amelia Earhart’s Height

Amelia wasn’t quite as tall as she said she was. TIGHAR photogrammetry expert Jeff Glickman has completed the first forensic measurement of Amelia Earhart’s height by comparing an historical photo of her standing beside her Lockheed Vega 5B with a scaled reference photo of the same aircraft, now exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC. On her pilot’s license, Earhart listed her height as 5 feet 8 inches. Glickman concluded that her actual height was slightly over 5 feet 7 inches. The discrepancy, while small, is important in addressing the question of whether the skeleton found on Nikumaroro in 1940 was that of Amelia Earhart. Read the report HERE.

Finding Amelia II

TIGHAR’s new book is well under way. Click HERE to read a sample chapter and support the research and writing of this essential tool for all Earhart historians.

Click HERE to support the effort to find Amelia Earhart.

EarhartThe Earhart ProjectWhat Happened to Amelia Earhart

The Earhart Project is testing the hypothesis that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan landed, and eventually died, on Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati.


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