B-17F Memphis Belle

Commander of Memphis Belle tells the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen (featured in Memphis Belle movie)

Commander of Memphis Belle tells the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen (featured in Memphis Belle movie)

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress flew in every combat zone during World War II, but… Read More

1 month ago

Almost nothing went right: the first, unsuccessful B-29 raid on Tokyo (led by former commander of Memphis Belle)

The first B-29 raid on Tokyo On November 24, 1944, the Twentieth Air Force made its first attack on Tokyo,… Read More

2 months ago

The story of “I‘m the one with the part in the back,” the B-17 Memphis Belle legendary Pin-Up Nose Art

The painting on the nose of the B-17 Memphis Belle is often mistakenly referred to as "The Memphis Belle," but… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know the “Memphis Belle” was almost called “Little One”? The story of how B-17 Army 41-24485 got her legendary name

Why the name "Memphis Belle"? Bob Morgan wanted to name the B-17 in honor of his sweetheart, Miss Margaret Polk.… Read More

3 years ago

Memphis Belle pilot tells the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen (featured in Memphis Belle movie)

‘German fighters could be seen coming up from the ground and I have never seen so many at one time,’… Read More

3 years ago

LEGENDARY B-17F MEMPHIS BELLE TO BE PLACED ON PUBLIC DISPLAY AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE ON MAY 17, 2018

The B-17F Memphis Belle is an icon that represents the thousands of bomber crews, maintainers, and others supporting the bomber… Read More

7 years ago