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Memphis Belle and Enola Gay
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Dan    Posted 12-23-2002 at 12:44:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are these aircraft still around someplace? Thanks


Mudcat49    Posted 12-24-2002 at 06:54:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Several years ago I saw the Memphis Belle at Mud Island in Memphis Tenn. She was in bad shape but they were going to restore her. We gave a donation for it while we were there. Does anyone know if they ever got her restored?


Tom A    Posted 12-24-2002 at 00:15:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Enola Gay is in storage near Washington D.C. Couple of years ago, there was a big bruhaha when revisionist historians were going to display her at the Air-Space museum with a bunch of openly anti-military, "we were the agressors for using nukes during WW II" pictures and explanations in brochures. Not a word on how many American and Japanese lives were saved and how much sooner the war was ended because of their use.

A whole bunch of WW II and later vets got together and protested loudly. The display never happened...and as I recall the Smithsonian's director resigned under pressure. Since then, she's been in storage.

As one of the others said, Memphis Belle is in Memphis.

Tom A


Herkimer Neely    Posted 12-23-2002 at 15:27:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I did know an ol' gal named Belle, down in Memphis back in '67 and could she.....Oh oh, you did say aircraft. ......Sorry!


Crank    Posted 12-23-2002 at 13:21:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The Memphis Bell is on Mud Island, Memphis, TN. I don't know where the Enola Gay is.


kraig WY    Posted 12-23-2002 at 12:56:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I may be wrong but I thought I heard somewhere the Enola Gay was in the Smithstonion. Don't know about the Memphis Bell.


JoeK    Posted 12-23-2002 at 15:01:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Correct on Enola Gay,Smithsonian owned,currently in storage in MD
http://www.theenolagay.com/plane.html

Correct on Memphis Belle
http://www.memphis-belle.com/


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