Thu, Oct 20, 2005
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.
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