B - 17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle (Small) Diecast Airplane Model by Corgi
Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress Diecast Model
USAAF 91st BG, 324th BS. Bassingbourn, England, 1942.
During World War II, Major Robert K. Morgan piloted one of the most famous aircraft of that conflict, the 'Memphis Belle', the B-17 that was named after Morgan's wartime sweetheart, Margaret Polk. The Memphis Belle received recognition on May 17, 1943 when it became the first to survive a full tour (25 missions) over Nazi occupied territory. the odds were stacked heavily against survival and at the time very few returned from the air battles over Europe. In 1987, the original Memphis Belle was restored to its current condition and placed on display in Memphis, Tennessee, and later Mud Island where it still serves as a memorial to the men of the U.S. Army Air forces in England during World War II.
Scale: 1/144, Wingspan: 8.75, Length: 6.25"
Loose Parts: (not suitable for young children)
B - 17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle (Small) Diecast Airplane