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Sally B (or Memphis Belle?)

 

The only flying B17 in Europe, the Sally B, named after Ellinor Sallingboe the Chairman of the organisation that operates and maintains this great aircraft.  For over 30 years she has been maintained and flown as a memorial to the 79,000 Allied airmen who lost their lives in Europe during the Second World War, appearing at airshows and flypasts all over Europe.

 

The aircraft was the star of the film Memphis Belle, made in 1989,  a re-make of William Wyler’s Memphis Belle, the story of the first B-17 to complete twenty-five missions over enemy territory. She carries the Memphis Belle nose art on the other side.

 

Memphis Belle

 

The aircraft is wholey supported by the the B-17 Charitable Trust and the story of the Sally B and the people that support, maintain and fly her can be found at the Sally B Web Site.

 


Sally B (or Memphis Belle?)

 

The only flying B17 in Europe, the Sally B, named after Ellinor Sallingboe the Chairman of the organisation that operates and maintains this great aircraft.  For over 30 years she has been maintained and flown as a memorial to the 79,000 Allied airmen who lost their lives in Europe during the Second World War, appearing at airshows and flypasts all over Europe.

 

The aircraft was the star of the film Memphis Belle, made in 1989,  a re-make of William Wyler’s Memphis Belle, the story of the first B-17 to complete twenty-five missions over enemy territory. She carries the Memphis Belle nose art on the other side.

 

Memphis Belle

 

The aircraft is wholey supported by the the B-17 Charitable Trust and the story of the Sally B and the people that support, maintain and fly her can be found at the Sally B Web Site.

 


comments (3)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jul 2010, 06:34
Those B17s were amazing warhorses alright Les: quite iconic & I would imagine made in their tens of thousands. The uniform of the flyers has lasted: with leather jackets & chinos still very fashionable after all these years
Les Auld: The flyers certainly did create a lasting fashion Chris, thanks for the comment.
A great picture Les and a reminder of the sacrifice these men made
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, appreciate the comment.
I would love to see that in the air Les.
Les Auld: It looked superb Brian, you can see a view here, http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4810025637_df8bfe96b4_b.jpg, thanks for the comment.

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