Memphis Belle Restoration

Jeff Duford, curator at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, talked about the restoration of the Memphis Belle, a… read more

Jeff Duford, curator at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, talked about the restoration of the Memphis Belle, a B-17F Flying Fortress and one of the most famous aircraft in history. He spoke about the history of the World War II bomber and how the National Museum of the United States Air Force is working to restore it. In May 1943, the Memphis Belle became the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Dayton, Ohio, from November 18-21 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Duford, Jeff Curator National Museum of the United States Air Force
  • Hassler, Greg Supervisor National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

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Memphis Belle Restoration

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Program ID:
316567-1
Category:
Vignette
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Vignette
Location:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
First Aired:
Dec 21, 2013
Last Aired:
Mar 18, 2014

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  • Dec 21, 2013 | 7:42pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 21, 2013 | 11:42pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 22, 2013 | 5:13pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 17, 2014 | 8:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2014 | 12:42am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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