The Memphis Belle, a Flying Fortress, is one of the most famous aircraft in history. In May 1943 it became the first U. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States.
"Memphis Belle" and crew. Boeing Flying Fortress, one of the first USAAF heavy bombers to complete 25 missions over Germany with her crew uninjured. "Memphis Belle" survived the war and is currently undergoing extensive restoration.