The Memphis Belle, B-17F, on War Bond Drive Tour in the U.S. during World War II
United States USA Date:1943, June Duration:4 min 24 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Forces Major Robert Morgan, pilot of the famed B-17F, "Memphis Belle," stands on a speaker's platform erected in front of the aircraft, parked on an airbase ramp, during World War 2. He speaks about the importance of buying War bonds. Other crew members stand behind him. At one point, he holds their mascot, a black Scotty dog named "Stuka." In final portion of the sequence, the camera moves back, and the stand is seen to be decorated with red, white, and blue bunting. A civilian makes a final plea for War Bond subscriptions. Members of the audience are seen standing in front of the platform. Major Morgan also appears to be answering some questions from the audience.
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