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Tom Leatherwood
Memphis Belle
A Story of a Flying Fortress



Directed by William Wyler, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress depicts the 25th mission of the crew over Germany. Named for pilot Robert K. Morgan's then Memphis girlfriend, the Memphis Belle was the first United States Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 combat missions. The plane is currently being restored by the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

Full item description is available from the National Archives and Records Administration by searching for "Memphis Belle" at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/.