Memphis Belle

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Memphis Belle movie poster.

Movie (1990)

Matthew Modine (Capt. Dennis Dearborn)
Eric Stoltz (Sgt. Danny "Danny Boy" Daly)
Tate Donovan (1st Lt. Luke Sinclair)
D.B. Sweeney (Lt. Phil Lowenthal)
Billy Zane (Lt. Val "Valentine" Kozlowski)
Sean Astin (Sgt. Richard "Rascal" Moore)

It's May 1943 at a US Air Force base in England. The four officers and six enlisted men of the Memphis Belle - a B-17 bomber so nicknamed for the girlfriend of its stern and stoic captain, Dennis Dearborn - will soon start their twenty-fifth mission, having completed their previous twenty-four successfully with nary an incident, while fewer and fewer other planes are coming back from their missions at all. If they complete their next mission successfully, they will be the first US Air Force squad to complete their tour of duty.

Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress

Registration N3703G, serial no.32187 as 124485/DF*A of the USAAF.

Reg.N3703G Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle of the USAAF.

Registration N17W, serial no.4896.

Reg.N17W Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress of the USAAF.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Registration G-BEDF, serial no.8693 as 485784/DF*A of the USAAF.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg.G-BEDF Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sally B. of the USAAF.

Registration F-AZDX, serial no.8246 ex F-BGSP of IGN.

Reg.F-AZDX Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress of the USAAF.

Registration F-BEEA, serial no.8552 ex IGN as 142292/DF*U of the USAAF.

Reg.F-BEEA Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress of the USAAF.

North American P-51D Mustang

Seven Mustang were on duty for this movie. At the time of Memphis Belle, escorts were done by P-47 Thunderbolt.

Three P-51D Mustang along two B-17.
The little friends turning towards the bandits.

Hispano HA-1112-ML

Three of these Messerschmitt licenced built by spannish Hispano Aviaçion have been used for the movie. One of them flew for the movies Battle of Britain, The Tuskegee Airmen and the british TV serie “Piece of Cake”.IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Hispano HA-1112-ML seen as Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 109
MB Ha1112 Buchon-side.JPG
MB Ha1112 Buchon.JPG

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