DAYTON, Ohio (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — For the first time since getting a yearslong restoration, the World War II bomber Memphis Belle is set to go on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio.
The B-17 “Flying Fortress” will be introduced Thursday morning as the anchor of an extensive exhibit in the Dayton-area museum’s World War II gallery.READ MORE: I-Team: Bank Of America And Zelle Customers Targeted In New High-Tech Scam
The Memphis Belle has spent the last dozen years or so undergoing a piece-by-piece rehabilitation, from the clear plastic nose cone down to the twin .50-caliber machine guns mounted in the tail.READ MORE: Technology Helping Melissa ISD Retain School Bus Drivers During Nationwide Shortage
The plane was celebrated for being the first bomber to survive 25 missions over occupied Europe and return to the U.S.
For years, it had been displayed outside in its namesake Tennessee city, deteriorating from weather and vandalism.MORE NEWS: Parents Share Safety Concerns At Mansfield ISD Town Hall On Campus Security Following School Shooting
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