Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

. October 28, 2020.

Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

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This stirring documentary tells the story of the “final mission” of the crew of the Memphis Belle, a U.S. Army bomber which completed 25 missions over Europe during World War II. Fun fact: Despite what it claims, the film actually focuses on the next-to-last mission of the Belle. Guess that wasn’t dramatic enough.

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