Final bombing mission of the B-17 "Memphis Belle" during World War 2
England Date:1943 Duration:5 min 3 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Ground crew loads bombs into a B-17. Pilot, Captain Robert K.Morgan and his crew, arrive by jeep and jump off in front of their aircraft, the "Memphis Belle." at an airfield in England during World War II. Captain Morgan gives final briefing to the crew as they stand in front of their aircraft. He and his crew then climb aboard, take up their positions and start engines. View of the nose and fuselage of the "Memphis Belle" shows artwork, including 24 bombs painted on its side. Views of other B-17s included in this mission shows names and artwork on their fuselages. Among them are: 'Dame Satan',' Hitler's Gremlin','Heavyweight','Royal Flush','Old Bill' ,'In Der Fuehrer's Face','Helno Gal' , 'Peggy my little Waaf', and 'Desperate Journey'. Group of B-17s take off, one at a time, for the mission. View from the undercarriage of one B-17 as it takes off and the landing gear is raised. Aerial views of English countryside and of several British airbases, as the B-17s fly at relatively low altitude on their way toward the English Channel.
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