Weekend visitors to Allegheny County Airport will get a chance to see the “Memphis Belle.”
Few aircraft have achieved the stature and fame of the “Memphis Belle.” The Memphis Belle was the first American bomber to successfully complete 25 missions over enemy territory. Decades later, a popular film would introduce the bomber and her crew to a new generation.
The B-17 pounded the battlefields and factories of Nazi Germany in the latter part of World War II. One of those bombers, dubbed the “Aluminum Overcast,” has made a stop at Washington County Airport.