B-17 Flying Fortress - Photo of B-17 B-17 #41-24485 “THE MEMPHIS BELLE”

B-17 B-17 #41-24485 “THE MEMPHIS BELLE”
Photo of B-17 #41-24485 / Memphis Belle

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Assigned to the 324th Bomb Squadron/91st Bomb Group [DF-A], Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/10/42; one of first in group to complete 25 missions; Returned to the USA Columbia 25/6/43 for nationwide war bond tour; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 1/8/45. Restored and was on display at Millington Apt., Mud Is. Memphis, Tn. for several years; to USAF Museum, Dayton, Oh, in 2005 for complete strip down and renovation, plus engines rebuild, set for static restoration. MEMPHIS BELLE. (named by pilot Bob Morgan).

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