Memphis Belle Arrives At Air Force Museum | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 12.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.19.14 **
** Airborne 12.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.17.14 **
** Airborne 12.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.15.14 **

Thu, Oct 20, 2005

Memphis Belle Arrives At Air Force Museum

A New Home For An Old War Horse

The "Memphis Belle," the Eighth Air Force's first B-17F heavy bomber to complete 25 successful bombing missions over Europe during World War II, is now at the National Museum of the US Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

The move came under the terms of an agreement between the Air Force and the Memphis Belle Memorial Association.

As Aero-News reported last month, the famed bomber had been housed in Memphis, TN, cared for by the Memphis Belle Memorial Association. But the association couldn't meet the Air Force's requirements in caring for the plane, so reluctantly, its leaders gave the B-17 back to the military.

The aircraft, which is currently in the museum's restoration hangar in Area B here, is being prepared to undergo several years of restoration work.

Once restoration on the aircraft begins, the public can view it as part of the museum's "Behind the Scenes" tours.

FMI: www.wpafb.af.mil/museum

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-lon>[...]

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-lon>[...]

Aero-TV: Redbird's Roger Sharp -- Pushing The Aero-Educational Envelope

One of The Most Important Aspects of GA is Flight Training... But Is The Industry Keeping Up With The Times? While at the Redbird Migration 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim C>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.20.14)

University Aviation Association We often report about aviation educational opportunities and programs here at ANN. The logic being that young people getting interested in the indus>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.20.14): Hot Start

In gas turbine engines, a start which occurs with normal engine rotation, but exhaust temperature exceeds prescribed limits.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC