B-17F Flying Fortress 'Memphis Belle' Giclée Art Print
High quality art print of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, an American heavy bomber known for its role in the World War Two. Produced from 1936, more than 12,000 Flying Fortress bombers were built; the B-17G variant depicted in this illustration made up the majority of these, with 8,680 built from August 1943 onwards.
The B-17 Flying Fortress was primarily operated by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF), in particular the Eighth Air Force flying from Britain, and the Fifteenth Air Force operating out of Italy. It served a key role in the strategic bombing of Germany from 1943, and in the invasion of France in 1944.
This B-17 Flying Fortress art print depicts the famous 'Memphis Belle,' a B-17F operated by the USAAF from 1942 to 1943. Memphis Belle - piloted by Robert K. Morgan and his crew - had a distinguished career, flying 25 combat missions over France and Germany and shooting down eight Luftwaffe aircraft. Memphis Belle's success saw her star in a 1944 propaganda documentary, and later in the 1990 movie Memphis Belle. Today, Memphis Belle can be found on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio.
This illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.