Restored Memphis Belle unveiled

By BOB JAQUES A special event took place in the World War II gallery of the National Museum of the Air Force on May 16, 2018. The occasion was an invitation only unveiling of the completely restored B-17F Memphis Belle. The Memphis Belle has not been seen in public since 2002 when it was on loan to the […]

Moving day for Memphis Belle

DAYTON, Ohio — The B-17F Memphis Belle – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 combat missions over occupied Europe – was recently moved from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s Restoration Hangar to the museum’s World War II Gallery as work continues […]

B-17Gs to join in Memphis Belle exhibit opening

DAYTON, Ohio — Two B-17G Flying Fortresses and more than 130 reenactors are scheduled to take part in the opening events for the B-17 Memphis Belle exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, May 17-19, 2018. The B-17F Memphis Belle – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to […]

Take a ride in a movie star

The B17 “The Movie Memphis Belle” which had the title role in a movie focusing on World War II aviators in England, is offering rides under the FAA’s new “Living History Flight Experience Program.” The aircraft, which will be flying out of Warbird Adventures at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) in Florida during the spring, was restored […]

Memphis Belle restoration continues, with unveiling set for May

DAYTON, Ohio — Restoration on the B-17F Memphis Belle – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to return to the United States after completing 25 missions over Europe – continues to move forward at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Since the aircraft first arrived at the museum in 2005, museum […]