Watch The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
- 45 min
The Memphis Belle may be the most famous airplane on earth. She gained fame during World War II as the first heavy bomber to execute 25 successful missions in the airspace over Europe. The documentary film known as The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress from 1944 covers the story of the Belle with real war footage and the actual soldiers who manned the aircraft. The 16 mm color film was directed by Oscar winning director William Wyler who served as a major in the war. The photography was stunning and the bombing raids were gripping. The Belle was a B-17F Flying Fortress which was instrumental in winning the war.