Remarks: The Memphis Belle, undergoing restoration at the USAF Museum's restoration hanger at Wright-Patterson Air Force. Could not believe I could get so close to this famous aircraft.
Note that this is not the original art work.
Remarks: This is a rare B-17F model and looking sorry for itself; a patch has been applied over the lower fuselage beneath the cockpit and the wing join fillet is missing from the wing outboard of the port outer engine.
Following its demob from the USAF it was sold to MGM Studios, Culver City, CA, 1945-1970, Planes Of Fame, Chino, CA, 1970-1981, USAF Museum, Beale AFB, CA, 1981-1989 USAF Museum, Offutt AFB, NE, May 1989-1997. Displayed as 230320/L/"Homesick Angel".
Scanned from a K64 slide