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The Man Who Flew The Memphis Belle

Robert Morgan

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Description:

As a young man growing up in Asheville, North Carolina, Robert Morgan was a fast-driving party boy—a hell-raiser. But when his mother committed suicide upon learning she had inoperable brain cancer, Morgan's life changed dramatically. He was no longer a carefree playboy; he was a man searching for meaning. He found that meaning at the controls of an airplane, and in the flak-and fighter-filled skies over Occupied France and Nazi Germany. The plane was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Morgan named her the Memphis Belle in honor of his fiancee, a Memphis beauty named Margaret Polk. He and his crew flew 25 successful daylight missions over Europe in the Belle, and were immortalized by Hollywood director William Wyler in a 1944 documentary called The Memphis Belle. In those 25 harrowing missions, Morgan never lost a crew member. The only casualty associated with the Belle was Morgan's engagement to the plane's namesake; it simply couldn't survive the War Department's publicity demands.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ron Powers, Ron McLarty

Length:

4h 52m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:12:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:13:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:12:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:13:04