The "Lost Flight Group" (LFG) addresses various Earhart theories and issues under discussion. The discussions include information from these primary category groups:
Japanese Capture- A multitude of eye witness accounts and/or reported findings of the final days of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, particularly at Mili Atoll and Roi Namur (Marshall Islands) and Garapan Prison (Saipan). These findings were accepted by certain high ranking Naval and Marine officers from World War II. Crashed and Sank- No sightings available, no eye witness accounts and/or reported findings. Undersea searches have failed to produce any evidence.
Conspiracy- Theories only that Earhart and Noonan were on some type of a spy mission based on multiple airplanes and diversions from a direct course to Howland Island. No proof of airplane cameras or multiple airplanes have ever been found. Gardner Island- Theories held by the Tighar Group that Earhart crashed and survived at Gardner Island based on very scanty evidence that has never gained wide spread acceptance by the press. Miscellaneous Crashes- Unproven theories without evidence that Earhart crashed at Bougainville after retracing nearly the complete route from Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island. This would have been an impossibility based on the airplane's available fuel supply. There have been other reported sightings that are unproven. Irene Bolam- These are the theories that a woman named Irene Bolam was in reality Amelia Earhart who returned from Japan before or after World War II in disguise. On her death the supposed Amelia Earhart had her body cremated which precluded any further examination of the remains. The Pulitzer Prize committee originally considered a book based on this theory for an award, but the prize was withdrawn because it was considered that the story could not be verified as true.