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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? 

Made in Washington, 1942

I assume you recognize these works in progress.

http://ww2today.com

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