Recently the world was captivated by a new History Channel documentary Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence. The program alleged that Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan were captured and killed by the Japanese after crash landing on a South Pacific Island. All of these claims were based on a suspected picture of the lost aviators on Jaluit Atoll in 1937, but a Japanese military historian may have evidence against it.
Military history blogger Kota Yamano doesn’t believe that the Japanese imprisoned Amelia Earhart following her rescue. There were some researchers that took issue with the supposed photograph of legendary aviators, but Yamano had some bigger problems with it. He had seen the image before in a Japanese travelogue of the South Pacific published two years prior to Earhart’s journey.
“The photo was the 10th item that came up. I was really happy when I saw it. I find it strange that the documentary makers didn’t confirm the date of the photograph or the publication in which it originally appeared. That’s the first thing they should have done.”
– Kota Yamano
While the documentary did provide some convincing evidence, the attention getter picture that took the world by storm has been dismissed. So what are your thoughts on the matter now that this picture has been outed?