According to the two-part documentary, the newly discovered photo below shows Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, in the Marshall Islands. The image-which analysts believe to be real-depicts several individuals, including two believed to be Earhart and Noonan, at the edge of a dock, and is indicated in a typed label to have been taken in 1937 in the Jaluit Atoll in the Marshall Islands. It is presumed the two crashed into the Pacific Ocean and died.
Here's that photo. The woman suspected of being Earhart is pictured sitting or kneeling in the middle of the photograph, wearing a white shirt.
The program offers an interview with an eyewitness who claims to have seen Earhart and Noonan after the crash. It alleges an American governmental cover up of Earhart's fate.
According to Gary Tarpinian, executive producer of the History Channel documentary, it appears that the Japanese took Earhart to Saipan in the Mariana Islands where Noonan was executed as a spy.
Kinney argues the photo must have been taken before 1943, as USA air forces conducted more than 30 bombing runs on Jaluit in 1943-44. Earhart was declared dead two years later after the USA concluded she had crashed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. No trace of Earhart, Noonan or her plane was found.
In 1928, Earhart captured the public's imagination and earned its respect by being the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Also, the more substantive evidence comes from the alleged Noonan appearance in the photo - showing a receding hairline and similar features, NBC News writes. But now, nearly exactly 80 years later, there may be a new development in her disappearance. Anything further than that is largely unproven theorizing, she said.
Facial recognition expert Ken Gibson said that the evidence is "very convincing". "The nose is very prominent". "We don't know when".
He said the photo "clearly indicates that Earhart was captured by the Japanese". However, many records from that time were destroyed during or after World War II.
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