A parade down Fremont Street in Las Vegas Nevada for the crew of the Memphis Belle.
Las Vegas Nevada USA Date:1943, October Duration:3 min 35 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A parade held on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The parade held for the crew of the B-17 "Memphis Belle." Men on horses. A man riding a horse holds a U.S. flag. The crew rides in a jeep in the parade. Landmark buildings in Las Vegas before the "glitter gulch" days are seen, including Bank of Nevada; the Jack Pot Casino with a small amount of neon lighting; the Boulder Club with somewhat more neon lighting; the Apache Lounge, Cafe, and Hotel with its art deco signage at the Corner of Fremont and Second, and the El Portal Theatre at 310 Fremont Street which was the city's first movie theater; a directional arrow sign for the Hotel Sal Sagev (Las Vegas spelled backwards). After the parade on Fremont Street, the crew moves on to Las Vegas Army Airfield (today it is Nellis Air Force Base). They gather on a raised speaker's stand near the nose of the B-17 Memphis Belle. Troops assembled on the airfield, B-17, and crew of the Memphis Belle. The crew is introduced and the Memphis Belle crew members address the gathered soldiers. A United States Army Air Force band plays. A crowd around the Memphis Belle after the ceremonies.
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