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Recovered bones may belong to Amelia Earhart

Bones recovered from the island of Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati may belong to the pilot Amelia Earhart who disappeared in 1937. "Until we started investigating the skeleton, we found what history knew was that Amelia Earhart died in July 2nd, 1937, in a plane crash. But there is an

Remains of lost WWII Lancaster Bomber crew found in Germany

The remains of five missing airmen have been found inside the wreckage of a Lancaster Bomber which crashed during a raid in WWII. The discovery was made following the work of a team of German historians. Volunteers spent hours digging a muddy field looking for the RAF crew after the witness

Body of WWII RAF ace found

The remains of a WWII RAF ace has been found after being listed as missing in action for 71 years. He was listed as missing in action presumed dead and his status remained that way for seven decades until historian Andy Saunders began researching the case. He discovered FO Allen's body had

Amelia Earhart’s finger bone found?

A tiny bone fragment found on the tropical island of Nikumaroro may belong to Amelia Earhart…or a turtle. Discovered near turtle remains on the island's remote southeast end, in an area called the Seven Site, where campsite and fire features were also found, the mysterious tiny finger bone is one

Evidence backs view that Amelia Earhart died a castaway

DNA tests to be performed on new clues found on a remote island may support the theory that Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan lived as castaways. Three pieces of a pocket knife and fragments of what might be a broken cosmetic glass jar are adding new evidence that

Red Baron’s death certificate turns up in Poland

The death certificate of Baron Manfred von Richthofen (a.k.a. the 'Red Baron'), has been discovered in Poland. In 1914 Von Richthofen, then a cavalry officer with the 1st Lancers, was stationed in Ostrow Wielkopolski and gave it as his last official address before going to serve on the eastern front. After transferring

Amelia Earhart’s scarf to head into space

A scarf worn by Amelia Earhart will be making a journey into orbit with the astronaut grandson of her personal photographer. Earhart's scarf accompanying Bresnik on STS-129 is on loan from the Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City, which displays the history of the Ninety-Nines, the international organization of female

Unexploded WWII bombs uncovered in Oklahoma

Twenty unexploded WWII-era bombs have been unconvered in Oklahoma during the excavation of a natural-gas pipeline. "During World War II about 60 families were displaced from 10,000 acres here to make room for a training and bombing range," said Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp Wednesday afternoon. "Apparently the work crews here