Posted 5/4/2021 08:45 (#8986642 - in reply to #8984343) Subject: RE: B-17's. Lots of them.
Ron..NE ILL..10/48 - 5/3/2021 05:43
The actual Memphis Belle B17 sat rotting away in Tennessee for years. It was finally obtained by the Air Force Museum in Dayton OH a few years ago & underwent total & extensive restoration. These guys don't just slap a coat of paint on them and display them....they are rebuilt like new, but not flown.
You can now proudly view the real Memphis Belle at the AFM in Dayton OH.
My 13 yr old son and I took a trip over there for the 3rd or 4th time at the end of March for his 13th birthday. That is one of our favorite museums to go to and I think to get through it properly would take 2-3 days. Always learn something new when we go. Wish I had a photographic memory.