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

Documentary about the 25th and last bombing mission of a B17, the "Memphis Belle". The "Memphis Belle" took part in a great bombing raid on sub-pens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany. On their way ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Wray ...
Himself - Group Commander (as Colonel Stanley Wray)
Robert Morgan ...
Himself - Pilot (as Captain Robert Morgan)
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Himself - Co-Pilot (as Captain Jim Verinis)
Robert J. Hanson ...
Himself - Radio Operator (as Sergeant Bob Hanson)
Charles B. Leighton ...
Himself - Navigator (as Captain Chuck Leighton)
Harold P. Loch ...
Himself - Engineer and Top Turret Gunner (as Sergeant Harold Loch)
John P. Quinlan ...
Himself - Tail Gunner (as Sergeant John Quinlan)
Cecil H. Scott ...
Himself - Turret Gunner (as Sergeant Cecil Scott)
Vince Evans ...
Himself - Bombardier (as Captain Vincent Evans)
Clarence E. Winchell ...
Himself - Waist Gunner (as Sergeant Bill Winchell)
Casimer A. Nastal ...
Himself - Waist Gunner (as Sergeant Tony Nastal)
Haywood Hansell ...
Himself - USAAF (as Brigadier General Hansell)
King George VI ...
Himself - Congratulates Crew of Memphis Belle
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Herself - Congratulates Crew of Memphis Belle
Ira C. Eaker ...
Himself - Commander: 8th Air Force (as General Eaker)
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Documentary about the 25th and last bombing mission of a B17, the "Memphis Belle". The "Memphis Belle" took part in a great bombing raid on sub-pens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany. On their way they encounterd heavy AA fire and interceptors. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Fly and Fight with the Crew on an Actual Bombing Mission Over Germany!


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13 April 1944 (USA)  »

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At the very beginning of the scene where the King and Queen are shown driving towards the waiting crew there is a British Horsa glider in the background. The Pilot of the Horsa was Sgt Brian Vincent accompanied by, S/Sgt Bert Harget. They had been forced to make an emergency landing during a cross country training exercise when the tug developed an engine fault. They were made very welcome by the Americans and their Glider was placed at the end of the line of "Forts". The details are still there in Bert's Flying Log. See more »

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What it really was like
25 February 2002 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

To really appreciate this documentary, one must also read "The man who flew the Memphis Belle", written by Bob Morgan the pilot of the memphis Belle, and find out what it was like to be over there. Not only did Morgan and his crew complete 25 missions over Germany with the Eight Air Force, but after a bond tour in the US, he then went to the Pacific theater where he completed 26 missions flying B-29s over Japan.

Thanks to Morgan, and men like him, we are free to see any movies we want, and give our opinions freely and in English, not German.


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