B-17F Memphis Belle 1:72 Revell Model Kits

B-17F Memphis Belle 1:72 Revell Model Kits During the Second World War the Boeing B-17 became a synonym for the heavily armed strategic bomber The Boeing B-17F was also the first Flying Fortress to be manufactured using mass production techniques The most famous aircraft in this series was a B-17F which was delivered on 15th July 1942 and entered service with the 324th Bomber Squadron in England Her crew named her the Memphis Belle after the girl-friend of her pilot Lt Robert K Morgan She became famous due to the fact that she was officially recognised as the first US Army Air Force bomber to survive 25 missions in Europe and subsequently became the star of a propaganda film made in Hollywood After this mission the Memphis Belle and her crew were ordered to return to the United States She was later bought by the city of Memphis and used as an Open Air Memorial In all a total of 12677 B-17&39;s were built
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