Pat Derickson

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:20:43 +0000

The crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle"

    Kamikaze Mitsubishi Ki-51 pilots. Army designation "Type 99 Assault Plane". Allied nickname "Sonia") was a light bomber/dive bomber in service with the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. However, it performed a useful ground-attack role in the China-Burma-India theater, notably from airfields too rough for many other aircraft. As the war drew to a close, they began to be used in kamikaze attacks. Total production was around 2,385 units.

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    France 1944 - German infantry soldiers stop for a smoke.

    George McCraw, worker at Vega Aircraft Corporation, applying nose art on a PV-1 Ventura aircraft, Burbank, California, United States, c. May 1942

    Call your squad. Snatched is in theaters this Mother’s Day weekend! | Snatched Movie | In Theaters May 12

    B-17F-115-BO s/n 42-30721 ‘Sweet and Lovely,’ 533BS, 381BG, Ridgewell, England. Ridgewell was where my dad flew his missions to Berlin, Schweinfurt and so many other places. He moved around in planes nic-named Hell's Angels, Joker and his personal plane the baby dumplin. He was the man on the button, bombs away!

    Memphis Belle. There was some initial disagreement about the choice of name for this plane amongst the crew. Whether you are superstitious or not, you could say it was a good choice. Are all the Belles in Memphis like this? rjp

    Historic Tuskegee Institute | Tuskegee Airmen

    The B-17 'Flying Fortress' an awesome bird from another era.

    B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, 'Memphis Belle'

    U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

    Memphis belle

    May 17, 1943: the B-17 F-10-BO, "Memphis Belle", USAAF Serial No. 41-24485, accomplished its 25th and last combat mission.

    Gen. Hap Arnold, commander of the U.S. Army Air Forces, examining the "Memphis Belle" after it returned to the US.Memphis Belle was one of the first B-17 USAAC heavy bombers to complete 25 combat missions with her crew intact by May 1943.The aircraft and crew then returned to the United States to sell war bonds. The aircraft is undergoing extensive restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. BFD

    B-17 Memphis Belle War Bond Tour | PHOTO BY: Los Angeles Daily News Archive / UCLA

    Memphis Belle Vintage Fighter Plane Met Capt Robert Morgan some years ago....RIP Capt Morgan

    The Memphis Belle Crew

    B-17 Flying Fortress - "Hell's Angels", Ground Crew.

    The "Memphis Belle", B-17F-10-BO (serial 41-24485) DF-A of the 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group.

    US B-17 Bomber Command, October 1942 Photographed for LIFE Magazine.

    Memphis Belle Crew

    WW II Aircraft Aluminum Nose Art! F4U Corsair F4U-1A Big Hog