What happened on May 17 1943?

On May 17, 1943, the crew of the Memphis Belle, one of a group of American bombers based in Britain, becomes the first B-17 crew to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States. The Memphis Belle performed its 25th and last mission, in a bombing raid against Lorient, a German submarine base.

What day was Friday the 13th 1943?

Friday August 13, 1943.

How many days were in 1943?

365 days
The year 1943 is a common year, with 365 days in total. Calendar type: Gregorian calendar.

What happened to the Memphis Belle?

It is currently preserved at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. It was donated in April 1990.

Did the Memphis Belle survive?

The Memphis Belle was the first B-17F to survive 25 missions during World War II, completing its last mission against a German submarine base in 1943. The bomber was also the subject of the 1944 documentary “The Memphis Belle.”

What day did Easter fall on in 1943?

April 25
In 1943, the Julian Easter Sunday falls on April 12; the equivalent Gregorian date is April 25, the Gregorian Easter Sunday.

What day of the week was Christmas 1943?

Saturday December 25, 1943, Christmas.

Is the movie Memphis Belle historically accurate?

Memphis Belle is a fictionalization of the 1944 documentary Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress by director William Wyler, about the 25th and last mission of an American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, the Memphis Belle, based in England during World War II.

What plane replaced the b17?

Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress

XB-38 Flying Fortress
Status Cancelled
Primary user United States Army Air Forces
Number built 1
Developed from Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

What day of the week was Christmas 1944?

Monday December 25, 1944, Christmas.