On July 21, 2013, Melanie and I toured the inside of the "Memphis Belle" that was used in filming the movie of the same name. North Coast Air, based at Erie International Airport, hosted the event. This particular B-17 Flying Fortress is not the original Memphis Belle, but is a version that was produced in 1945, near the end of World War II. It is being leased by the Liberty Foundation for country-wide public tours while the ill-fated Liberty Belle is being restored.
Sure, there are thousands of pictures of the Memphis Belle on the Internet, but none of them have Melanie in them, so that makes these special. Enjoy.
This Revell plastic model of the B-17 Flying Fortress was a joint effort between my son, Philip, and me. It was part of my program to teach him model building and finishing skills. The project turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. - Colorado Springs, CO (circa 1998)
Posted July 21, 2013