Yes, she did bring the Electra down. Yes it was in Mili atoll (Pieces of it have been positively identified by a NTSB investigator.) Yes, many saw her arrested by the Japanese (they're islanders, and they told their families - but over 200 claim to have seen her and Fred)
Yes, she was picked up the Japanese - the Electra was put aboard a Japanese barge (have an interview with a Navy vet who met the stevedore who helped load it) taken to Jaluit where Amelia and Fred were taken by seaplane to Saipan, and the Electra was put aboard the Kyoshu. (as evidenced by the photo of the Electra behind the Kyoshu at EarhartOnSaipan.com see below)
She was brought to Saipan, Fred was tortured and executed for being a spy, she was allowed to live in a cell on the island. She died of dystentery, her arm was recovered by US soldiers in 1944 (According to the soldiers themselves), her plane and briefcase were found - by US Marines.
Her plane was guarded (and seen) by dozens of US Marine (I have filmed interviews with 6 of them) and her plane was reportedly destroyed by US forces and pushed into a pit on Aslito airfield. I have eyewitness testimony to each and every step of this path.
It's beyond me that anyone pretends she was "lost" or "never found" - it's mansplaining at its finest, it's "they're islanders how could they be speaking the truth if they don't speak english?" mentality.
However, like the rest of it - I can't let this one pass. They really should stop dishonoring her memory and what she actually sacrificed.