By MAJ Glenn MacDonald, USAR (Ret)


There have been many books written about the mysterious disappearance of famed flier Amelia Earhart in the 75 years since she vanished on a world-record trans-Pacific flight. We can absolutely say, without equivocation, TRUTH AT LAST by former Air Force civilian public affairs officer Mike Campbell is the best by far.

We don't want to spoil it for our readers, but by the time you finish this masterful work, you will agree. Campbell has solved the mystery of Earhart's tragic fate. The disinformation attempts and crackpot theories of those approved of by the government don't even come close to TRUTH AT LAST.

A copy of this book belongs in every military post and civilian library in America. You can make that happen, dear readers. Just go to your librarian and ask for it. Tell your local bookshop to stock it, and pass the word on to friends. Let's make this one a best-seller!


If you ask the average person on the street what they know about the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, you'll likely get a response resembling the following: "some guy from a group called 'Tiger' found something, can't remember what, that might have belonged to her on a remote island in the Central Pacific." End of story.

But if a new book by longtime Amelia Earhart researcher and writer Mike Campbell gets the attention it deserves, that sorry state of affairs will soon be a bad memory. Campbell's second book on the Earhart case, AMELIA EARHART: THE TRUTH AT LAST (Sunbury Press, Camp Hill, Penn.), comes to an entirely different conclusion - one that will enrage the politically-correct elites who run our establishment media. Its 460 pages have an unmistakable ring of truth.

"The popular idea that the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan during their world flight attempt in July 1937 is among the 20th century's greatest mysteries is false," Campbell, currently residing in Knoxville, Tenn., writes, "the result of a decades-long U.S. government disinformation program that continues to this day." Not only does the author lay out the most comprehensive case ever presented for Earhart and Noonan's death on Saipan in Japanese captivity, he explains in painstaking detail why this fact has been so repressed and hidden through the decades, and why it has become one of the most precious "sacred cows" in Washington, D.C. - a truth that will never be officially admitted.

Campbell's book presents many stunning new findings and revelations, eyewitness accounts and analysis that leave no question about the presence and death of Earhart and Fred Noonan, her navigator, on the Japanese-held island of Saipan in the days and months following her July 2, 1937 loss during the second last leg of her attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.

While researching TRUTH AT LAST, Campbell scoured some 900 files that famed San Francisco newsman Fred Goerner earmarked for truth-seekers at the Admiral Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, Tex., shortly before his death in 1994. We don't want to spoil the book by revealing too much here, but Campbell's new findings shatter the conventional wisdom of the "crashed and sank" and Nikumaroro "hypothesis" advocates, and leave no doubt as to the true fate of America's First Lady of Flight. Also for the first time, TRUTH AT LAST brings together hugely significant information gathered from eyewitnesses on Saipan, Guam and the Marshall Islands from legendary researchers such as Goerner, Joe Gervais, Vincent V. Loomis and Thomas E. Devine.

Unlike many Earhart tomes over the years, TRUTH AT LAST is a serious book, thoroughly researched and documented with hundreds of footnotes, a full bibliography and extensive index, "to stand up to the scrutiny, skepticism and even contempt it will surely attract," Campbell told

For Campbell, the journey began 24 years ago when, as a former active duty Navy journalist then working as a civilian writer for the Navy Internal Relations Activity in Arlington, Va., he was assigned to do a story on the disappearance of Amelia Earhart.

Among the books Campbell read during his research was Thomas E. Devine's EYEWITNESS: THE AMELIA EARHART INCIDENT, Devine's personal account of his experiences on Saipan that exposed the presence and death of Earhart and Fred Noonan there in the years preceding World War II. Campbell wrote to Devine, and the two began a correspondence that lasted until shortly before Devine's death in 2003.

"He shared his Earhart information with me as long as he could before he died of cancer at age 88 in 2003," Campbell said. "Devine's original unpublished manuscript, 'The Concealed Grave of Amelia Earhart', is among my most cherished possessions, and is a key source for TRUTH AT LAST.

Among the stunning new findings that TRUTH AT LAST unveils are the words of two retired Marine Corps generals, one a former commandant of the Corps, that revealed to Fred Goerner, without a shadow of a doubt, that he was absolutely correct in his assertion that Amelia Earhart "met her end on Saipan."

Other never-before-published eyewitness accounts come from first person interviews with Marshall Island natives who were old enough to understand what the Japanese were saying when they talked about the "American lady flyer" who had crash-landed at Mili Atoll, was picked up by a Japanese fishing boat and taken to Kwajalein, and later to Saipan.

AMELIA EARHART: THE TRUTH AT LAST is certain to become last and final word on the actual fate of the famous lady aviator. Seventy-five years ago, Amelia was lost to the winds of ill fortune and fell into the hands of America's enemies. She died a wretched, miserable death in obscurity. The words of former Marine intelligence photographer Jim Golden, one of Campbell's closest collaborators and Kwajalein witness who went on to head Richard Nixon's Secret Service detail, are as true today as ever.

"What really bothers me about the whole thing is that if Miss Earhart was . . . a prisoner of the Japanese, as she seems to have been, why won't the government acknowledge the facts and give her the hero's recognition she deserves," Golden asked. "Earhart gave her life for her country, and it ought to have the good grace to thank her for it."

EDITOR'S NOTE: Truth at Last is available at and Sunbury Press, or through your favorite bookstore upon request. Visit the Truth at Last website for more information.