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Sally B

By Philip_H
The other side of 'Sally B (aka 'Memphis Belle'), Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England.

She was delivered to the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) on 19 June 1945 as 44-85784; after being converted to both a TB-17G and then an EB-17G, she was struck off charge in 1954. She was later bought by the Institut Géographique National in France for use as a survey aircraft. In 1975 she moved to England to be restored to wartime condition as a memorial to the USAAF B-17 airmen who lost their lives in the European theatre. The Sally B was first fitted with accurate gun turrets and other much needed additions for her role as 'Ginger Rogers', a B-17 bomber of the fictitious bomber unit featured in the 1981 British TV series 'We'll Meet Again'.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on '59'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Transport Aeroplane Bomber Memphis belle Wwii Sally b Flying fortress Usaaf Boeing B-17G Flying memorial American Air museum duxford

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Comments


nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
6 Dec 2012 6:30PM
Interesting story!

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carper123 Plus
4 887 8 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 8:05PM
Nice one, Phillip, like your chosen pov and interesting description.
Well done.
Darryl. Smile
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
6 Dec 2012 8:59PM
You always have such interesting info to add to your excellent images, as with today's posting!

Ann
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 10:28PM
I like your pov Philip, You are always very well imform or your subject.
Elena
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
7 Dec 2012 12:40AM
An excellent crop!
Great shot and a Interesting story! well done Smile

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