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Man Says Uncle's Tale Sheds Light on Earhart's Bleak Fate

New evidence for theory Earhart was executed at prison on Saipan

(Newser) - Was Amelia Earhart held and executed at a prison on Saipan after her plane crashed in the South Pacific during her 1937 trip around the world? The Pacific Daily News reports a man's recollections of a conversation with his uncle lend credence to the theory recently put forward by... More »

WWII Hero's Dog Tag Will Finally Return Home

Found on Saipan in 2014, it will likely go to a nephew

(Newser) - Dorothy Hollingsworth was just 7 when her brother Tom left the family farm in Indiana to join the Army a few months before the US entered World War II. She never saw him again. Now, more than 70 years after Pfc. Thomas E. Davis was killed in one of the... More »

New Clue in 70-Year-Old Mystery: Dog Tags

Japanese group uncovers those belonging to US soldier missing since 1944

(Newser) - It's a clue uncovered in a cave on a Pacific Island, and an 81-year-old Florida man believes it may put an end to a World War II mystery that's troubled him for some 70 years: the fate of his uncle, Army Private Bernard Gavrin, who was declared MIA... More »

Arrest Made in 1981 LA Murder

Japanese businessman nabbed in Saipan for ordering hit on wife

(Newser) - The LAPD is holding a Japanese businessman on suspicion of murder in the Los Angeles shooting death of his wife more than a quarter century ago, the AP reports. In the 1981 incident Kazuyoshi Miura was shot in the leg and his wife in the head; she later died. Miura... More »

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