B-17 F ‘Memphis Belle’ 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group
I don’t know how to start this article. My first thought was to write: ‘don't yell on the damn intercom!’ (famous sentence from Capt. Bob Morgan), But no Let’s first present my happy new year to you modelers.
This B-17 has been completed last year for the group build: B-17 - group build! I’ve been awaiting fo a nice sunny day to take some shoot but unfortunately in the Belgium winter it’s quitte seldom.
It’s of course the Belle, the ‘first’ bomber which accomplish 25 missions. Actually, it was the second, the first was the ‘Hell’s Angels’ whom the crew complete their tour of duty on May 13th, 1942.
This Bomber is famous due to the film from William Wyler, who captured the missions of the ‘Belle’.
The pin-up is a creation from Cpl Tony Starcer, and is there to honour Margaret Polk, the fiancé of Capt. Morgan.
• Pilot: Captain Robert K. Morgan
Co-pilot: Captain James A. Verinis
Navigator: Captain Charles B. Leighton
Bombardier: Captain Vincent B. Evans
The First Engineer/Top Turret Gunner: Leviticus "Levy" Dillon
The Second Engineer/Top Turret Gunner: Eugene Adkins
The Third Engineer/Top Turret Gunner: Harold P. Loch
Radio Operator: Robert Hanson
Ball Turret Gunner: Cecil Scott
Right Waist Gunner: E. Scott Miller
Right Waist Gunner: Casmer A "Tony" Nastal
Left Waist Gunner: Clarence E. "Bill" Winchell
Tail Gunner: John P. Quinlan
And of course: the crew chief, Joe Giambrone and the mascot Stuka
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