Local men’s knowledge leads to another search for plane of aviatrix

November 1, 2014 1:47 AM

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FORT WALTON BEACH — More than two decades ago, Tom Gannon and Tom Willi created an international stir by offering a simple solution to one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.

The retired military officers proposed that rather crashing into the Pacific Ocean, getting captured as a spy or disappearing into the Bermuda Triangle as others asserted, famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart actually landed her plane on a small island in the Pacific in 1937. They don’t know if it was a sm...

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