Here's the photo...
The arrow points to the person purported to be Earhart. The guy standing at the far left by the pole is supposed to be Noonan. The weird, twisted something at the far right by the bow of the boat is the wreckage of her plane, a Lockheed Electra 10E.
1. How is that wreckage? And how can you determine the approximate length of that mess prior to its wrecking?
2. Okay, that could be Fred based on hairline but it's pretty generic otherwise.
3. The focal character in the photo is squatting/sitting but the researcher, Les Kinney, says s/he is the same general height as Earhart with the same broad shoulders and the same short bob haircut. Guess what? Those shoulders are also very similar to just about any guy with an athletic build weighing in the low- to mid-100 pound range like practically anyone who was a sailor or soldier at the time. And the hair? Ummmm, similar to a slightly shaggy cut borne by 50% of the world's population at that time... men.
Yes, I've got my DVR set for the documentary that airs this Sunday to discuss this further but, damn, it's gonna take a ton to sway me.