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Memphis Belle In Color – New York City
Oct 30 2019
Sponsoring: Smithsonian Channel and CBS Veterans Network
CBS Veterans Network to co-sponsor private screenings with Smithsonian of Memphis Belle in Color. The film tells the story of the famed Memphis Belle – a B-17 bomber plane that became a symbol of the Allies’ desperate fight against the German Luftwaffe during WWII – with vibrant color footage of the iconic aircraft in combat. By the summer of 1942, American B-17 airmen were facing chaotic, deadly and frigid battles at altitudes of five miles with a paltry 25 percent survival rate. The B-17 Memphis Belle and her 10 crew members manage to beat these odds, becoming the first B-17 to earn a trip home and a symbol of resilience, grit and victory in the fight for freedom. MEMPHIS BELLE IN COLOR will premiere on Sunday, November 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel