Movie Monday: Memphis Belle
A true gem from 1990, Memphis Belle is the cinematic account of the 1943 William Wyler directed documentary Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. Starring Matthew Modine, Harry Connick Jr. and Eric Stoltz, Memphis Belle recounts the tale of the officers and crew of the 25th and last mission of one particular USAF B-17 bomber of the same moniker as it embarks on a daylight mission over Germany on May 17, 1943. Noted for the authentic recreation of the air battles from so long ago, the movie brings to light the terrifying trauma endured by the crew along with their aviation expertise during aerial combat making this a thrilling and literal motion picture not to be missed! Cockpit USA: approved.