Looking back on Amelia Earhart at Pinehurst, and news that “could rewrite history”

Shortly before aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan mysteriously disappeared in her attempt to circumnavigate the world in 1937, Earhart and her husband George Putnam were frequent guests at The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort. Earhart would often fly her Beech-Nut Autogyro in and out of the Pinehurst Flying Field in the early 1930s. In the photo below, taken at the Pinehurst Flying Field, Earhart is shown with Lloyd Yost.

An upcoming documentary on the History channel claims to have unearthed a photograph that could be Earhart and Noonan in Japanese custody. The Today Show this morning had an intriguing story about the photo and the documentary:

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