The National Museum of The U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio has released a new video chronicling recent progress on the restoration of the iconic B-17F “Memphis Belle”.
As previously reported, the machine is now in its final stages of restoration and is scheduled to make its public debut in the museum’s WW2 gallery on May 17, 2018, where it will reportedly be surrounded by interactive displays, rare archival film footage and many personal artifacts which have never before been on display at the museum.
The Memphis Belle (S/N 41-24485) became the first the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions and return to the U.S., where it flew across the country to promote war bonds and boost morale. Further attention was directed toward the aircraft when it became the focus of a 1944 William Wyler documentary and later a 1990 feature film.
Click below to check out the new video.