Melvin Rector was a gunner on the famous Memphis Belle. He returned to England for a visit, the first time since he left in 1945, where he passed away aged 94 on his first day of the trip. According to...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 13, 2015

Selected scenes from US Air Force for proj. 223-12040, ca. 1939 - ca. 1945 - WW II scenes: AVs, B-17s flying in formation over enemy terrain (numerous shots). Ints, B-17 in flight. Crewmen at their stations. AV, B-17s leaving vapor trails in the sky. AVs, flak bursts outside bomber. CU, airmen...read more

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Desde 1943, la Octava Fuerza Aérea operaba las fortalezas volantes B-17 desde bases en Inglaterra. En un principio, los cazas no podían escoltarlos hasta el final de sus misiones y los bombarderos tenían que defenderse solos en las denominadas "Box", donde toda la fromación permanecía junta y...read more

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 Lieutenant) January 12, 2015

The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress is a 1944 documentary film which ostensibly provides an account of the final mission of the crew of the Memphis Belle, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. In May 1943 it became the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over...read more

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 HQ Batallón) November 26, 2014

B-17 Flying Fortress Attacked by Me-109s. Actually, this B-17 is the Memphis Belle. It is footage from one of her missions. It´s possible 2nd to last mission. Memphis Belle is the nickname of a Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress during the Second World War. The aircraft was one of the first B-17 ...read more

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