B-17F bomber 'Memphis Belle' of 324th Bomb Squadron, USAAF 91st Bomb Group in flight in the United States, 9 Jun 1943

Caption     B-17F bomber 'Memphis Belle' of 324th Bomb Squadron, USAAF 91st Bomb Group in flight in the United States, 9 Jun 1943 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 6 Apr 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Hobilar says:
19 Aug 2007 12:52:12 AM

Seems that the B17 `Memphis Belle was NOT the first USAAF aircraft to complete 25 missions over Europe during World War II.

That honour apparently belongs to the B17 `Hells Angel of the 303rd Bomber Group based at Molesworth.

Whilst `Memphis Belle was the first to complete 25 missions AND return to the United States, `Hells Angel went on to fly a further 48 missions before returning home.

Never mind! Its still a *** good movie.
2. AirborneBob says:
9 Jun 2015 11:47:22 AM

I believe that was taken near Dyersburg Army Airfield, TN. Near Halls, TN

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