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  • The History and Heritage Race Series features the B-17 Flying Fortress for July

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Soaring in as the fourth historical aircraft to be highlighted for the History and Heritage Race Series is the B-17 Flying Fortress, beginning July 1.As the second most produced bomber in United States Air Force history, the retired B-17 aircraft is one of the most iconic aircraft of World War II. The B-17
  • Memphis Belle opens at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Seventy five years ago on May 17, 1943, the crew of the B-17F Memphis Belle completed their 25th combat mission in Nazi-occupied Europe. They overcame insurmountable odds by becoming the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions and return to the U.S. Exactly 75 years after their last mission, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has the renovated Memphis Belle on display to the public May 17, 2018.