Here we can see that Judy Smith Photography has posted what would appear to be a WWII era B-17 trailing a Virginia Flaggers banner asking the VMFA to return the flags to the Confederate Chapel on the museum grounds. They claim, of course, that the plane is the famous “Memphis Belle”
I think anyone familiar with the Civil War knows this picture…however you may have not seen it colorized as you see above. I think this adds a touch of realism that you just don’t get with the usual black and white. In the recent couple of days and weeks I have noticed new claims to where this photo was actually taken. It has been a mystery ever since William Frassanito published his book, Gettysburg: A Journey In Time. Once I looked through this book I was hooked on the then and now pictures of the war…no matter the battlefield or place.
There have been several claims to finding the correct camera position for the series of pictures but not one has been definitive. So in this post I have linked to as many of the claims as I can find and I look to you, my readers to give me your take on the evidence presented by the following people.
If you have any more links or just want to tell me which historian has the right idea please post in the comments section. I have a favorite theory from one of the men above, but I will keep it to myself until I get some of your feedback. Good Luck!