Now that the photo has been found to predate the Earhart disappearance by two years, the presentation itself is, with all due respect to you something less than compelling to those of us who follow the rabbit hole that is Earhart.
The simple answer, "Flight to Freedom" notwithstanding is that Earhart was a mediocre pilot, Noonan was known to be not all that reliable, and they got lost ran out of gas and crashed into the Pacific.
: I watched the show, and even if you remove
: this photo from consideration, the rest of
: the evidence is compelling. I think that
: the basic problem is that there are no
: Japanese sources whatsoever to corroborate
: the testimony of the various native
: eyewitnesses. And for some reason, their
: testimony has been treated with distrust.
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: ... was published in a Japanese book in
: Two years before she disappeared.
: Now now, History Channel, let me get a
: napkin to wipe that egg from your face...