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Sku:   AB17MBTE

Model Name:   B-17F FLYING FORTRESS, MEMPHIS BELLE

Manufacturer:   BOEING

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History:
Memphis Belle was the nickname of a Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress during the Second World War that inspired the making of two motion pictures: a 1944 documentary film, Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, and a 1990 Hollywood feature film, Memphis Belle. It was the first United States Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 combat missions with its crew intact. The aircraft and crew then returned to the United States to sell war bonds. The aircraft is undergoing extensive restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.

The Memphis Belle, a Boeing-built B-17F-10-BO, USAAF Serial No. 41-24485, was added to the USAAF inventory on July 15, 1942,[3] and delivered in September 1942 to the 91st Bomb Group at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine.[4] It deployed to Prestwick, Scotland, on September 30, 1942, to a temporary base at RAF Kimbolton on October 1, and then to its permanent base at Bassingbourn, England, on October 14.[5] Each side of its fuselage bore the unit identification markings of the 324th Bomb Squadron (Heavy).

Captain Robert Morgan's crew flew 29 combat missions with the 324th Bomb Squadron, all but four in the Memphis Belle.