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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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December 17th 2014:Amelia Revisited: More Evidence of Earhart’s Crashed Aircraft and the Impact on Contemporary Archaeology

Two years ago Indiana Jones Myth, Reality, and 21st Century Archaeology interviewed Dr. Tom King about the famed Amelia Earhart. We discussed the ongoing and long-standing research to solve the historically captivating mystery of her disappearance over the Pacific in 1937. This fall it was made known that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris found on a remote, uninhabited South Pacific atoll came from Earhart’s Lockheed Electra aircraft. We take off with her story again with Mr. Richard Gillespie, Executive Director of International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), and discuss the

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Richard Gillespie

The son of a decorated World War Two pilot, Richard E. Gillespie grew up around airplanes and learned to fly while he was still in high school. He worked his way through college ferrying airplanes and flying charters for his hometown airport in upstate New York. Graduating from the State University of New York with a BA in History in 1969, Ric enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as an officer with the First Cavalry Division. In 1973 he began a twelve-year career as an aviation accident investigator and risk manager in the aviation insurance industry. In 1985, with his wife Pat Thrasher, he founded The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. Known by its acronym T
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