The Slice

It's not the famous "Memphis Belle"

As I understand it, the celebrated B-17 called the "Memphis Belle" is at the Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

The plane available for rides in Spokane later this week played the "Memphis Belle" in a 1990 movie.

There's a difference.

The ad touting the opportunity to ride in a Flying Fortress acknowledges this, but in a whispering way.

Here's a picture of the real thing.

www.nationalmuseum.af.mil

About the "Memphis Belle"...

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6740

Both the 1990 movie and the history-making bomber have connections to Spokane. Can you name them? 




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to The Slice
The Slice

The online home for Paul Turner's musings and interactions with disciples of The Slice.







Close

Sections


Profile

Close

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801