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A new theory on the mysterious disappearance of pilot Amelia Earhart has emerged after claims the wreckage of her plane was found by Australian soldiers during the Second World War.
In 1945, an Australian infantry battalion stumbled upon an unpainted, all-metal twin-engine aircraft wreck in the jungle of East New Britain Island, in what is now Papua New Guinea.
Midst - Wartime - Unsure - Position - Discovery
In the midst of wartime, they were unsure of their exact position, but upon discovery of the aircraft - which appeared to have crashed before the war - the group of men recorded what information they had.
They retrieved a metal tag hanging by wire near the engine on the plane, which had a serial number and other tactical information, the Earhart Search Project reported.
Tag - Base - Realisation - Number - Engine
The tag itself was handed over to the American base upon realisation the serial number and engine information came from an American company.
It has never been seen since, with some claiming it was lost within mountains of wartime archives.
Map - Soldiers - Information - Aviation - Engineer
However, the map in which the soldiers etched the information on was discovered by retired Australian aviation engineer, David Billings, who has dedicated his life to finding and recovering wreckage.
The notation 'C/N 1055' was among two other identifiers that matched Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra Model 10E plane, which went missing en route to Howland Island in 1937.
Pilot - Female - Atlantic - Ocean - Voyage
The famed pilot was the first female to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, and was on an ambitious voyage around the globe when she went missing.
After years of searching for the aircraft and its two inhabitants, Earhart was legally declared dead in 1939.
Signals - Communication - Navigator - Fred - Noonan
It has been assumed, through signals and communication, that she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared shortly before...
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