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RGWealleans

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From SF archives, anecdotal stuff about Lambrecht & Putnam
« on: October 12, 2019, 05:05:34 PM »

This link: http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist6/amelia.html is comprised of two "stories" in the SF newspapers in 1937: The first article is interesting especially the part where Lt. John O. Lambrecht who took that single photo of Gardner Island on July 9, 1937 tells about going on to Hull Island and landing there. The second article quotes from Earhart's husband, Putnam, and is interesting, near the end, in that he states his belief that his wife was still alive and on land somewhere "as credible radio evidence [indicates]." So, even AE's husband had heard about his wife being reported as being heard on the radio (fake or not). Putnam says that he put his faith in the "real search" which was about to begin - a search that goes on!
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Re: From SF archives, anecdotal stuff about Lambrecht & Putnam
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 10:08:10 AM »

Contemporaneous newspaper articles may or may not be accurate, but they are not anecdotal.

The first article is interesting especially the part where Lt. John O. Lambrecht who took that single photo of Gardner Island on July 9, 1937 tells about going on to Kanton Island and landing there.

We call it the "Lambrecht Photo" but we really don't know who took the photo of Gardner except to say it was one of the six men who were in the air that day.
Lambrecht did not land at Kanton.  He landed at Hull.

The second article quotes from Earhart's husband, Putnam, and is interesting, near the end, in that he states his belief that his wife was still alive and on land somewhere "as credible radio evidence [indicates]." So, even AE's husband had heard about his wife being reported as being heard on the radio (fake or not). Putnam says that he put his faith in the "real search" which was about to begin - a search that goes on!

Putnam characterized the radio evidence as "reasonably believable", not "credible."  Putnam did not say he put his faith in the "real search" which was about to begin.  He said, "As I understand Sunday, the aerial search really gets underway."
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