An intriguing documentary of the Memphis Belle, one of the legendary Flying Fortresses, which completed twenty-five successful operations during its heyday.
Utilizing authentic wartime footage from actual missions and filmed in color, Memphis Belle exemplifies the danger facing these Flying Fortresses without exaggeration or false heroism. The excellence of this proud American vessel is genuine and comes through naturally—without embellishment. The tasks assigned to the Memphis Belle are steeped in real risk and are not inflated by narrator Ed Kern for dramatic effect. The peril confronting the crew is further documented by the exhibition of the vessels that, having met with unfortunate circumstances, failed their missions, and consequently, failed to return safely.
Spend forty-three fascinating minutes with this fighting machine on actual bombing missions over Germany and see a piece of American history unfold before your very eyes.