MEMPHIS “MOVIE” BELLE

We had a visitor in our little town today. This is not the real Memphis Belle but a replica that was used to film the movie… and a real live B-17. It is on lease to the Liberty Foundation who lost the Liberty Belle last year to an in-flight wing fire. This aircraft is on tour to raise money to re-build the Liberty. The gentleman told me all they had to work with is cockpit forward and parts of the tail section. The rest is having to be jigged and rebuilt from scratch. A daunting… and expensive… task but well worth it. Not many of these historically important aircraft remain as it is.

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