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PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft

'Memphis Belle' B-17 movie plane to offer rides, tour

By SHERYL KRIEG of The News-Sentinel

One of the most thrilling stories dating back to World War II revolves around the Boeing B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle," the first plane to complete 25 missions with its crew intact and bolster the morale of U.S. airmen.

The plane was the subject of a 1944 documentary film, "Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress," and a 1990 film, "Memphis Belle," starring Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Harry Connick Jr. and Sean Astin.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the Memphis Belle B-17 WWII aircraft
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