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Author Topic: Memphis Belle goes on display USAF Museum  (Read 124 times)
Boorish Grobian
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« on: May 18, 2018, 01:20:09 am »

I know this isn't a racing theme, but we have some vintage warbird, and aviation enthusiasts on here, so what the heck...
Probably the most famous Boeing B-17 has gone on permanent display at the US Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB just outside Dayton, Ohio.
Here's some links, the photo gallery of the restoration is especially impressive.
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https://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/years-and-000-hours-work-restored-memphis-belle/FdwBmUxJ62BRMqkRSXkWeO/#U6-gMFR1Eei8E2dDE_hsYw

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Boeing-B-17F-Memphis-Belle-Exhibit-Opening-May-17-2018/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/17/politics/memphis-belle-bomber-unveiling-air-force-museum/index.html
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 06:12:39 am »

Hi Fax,
          Tom & I stopped in at the Air Force Museum in March on our way to Sebring.  Well worth a visit.
They were rearranging exhibits then to make room for Memphis Belle.

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 08:53:56 am »

If you ever have the chance to visit that museum - go!  Admittedly it was back in 1998/9 when I was there but it was very good.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2018, 10:38:18 pm »

They've added on to it quite a bit since your last visit, including a couple more buildings.  Some of the aircraft on display now were still active and very guarded back then, one of them being a personal favorite of mine, the Lockheed SR71 Blackbird.
If you click on the exhibits, it lists the aircraft & weapons on display.  A pretty amazing collection.
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/
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