U.S. Army Lt. General Jacob Devers personally congratulates crew of the B-17 bomber, "Memphis Belle."
United Kingdom Date:1943 Duration:2 min 22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Commander of U.S. Army Forces in Europe, Lieutenant General Jacob Devers, personally congratulates the pilot, Captain Robert K. Morgan, and each crew member of the 8th Air Force B-17 bomber, "Memphis Belle." Commander of U.S. 8th Air Force, Major General Ira Eaker, is present during the ceremony, which is extensively covered by photographers, cinematographers, newsmen and broadcasters. (BBC microphone can be seen.) Some actions are repeated at the request of the military film director on the scene. The name and artwork on the nose of the aircraft is clearly seen as well as the 25 bombs (for missions) and 8 swastikas (for downed German airplanes) painted on the "Memphis Belle" fuselage.
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