Memphis Belle Arrives At Her Final Home In Dayton Ohio
The B-17F Memphis Belle arrived at the National Museum Of The United States Air Force in 2005. Shortly after it entered restoration at the museum's restoration hangar, I had the opportunity to walk through and photograph the airplane while it was in pieces. Then in 2017, I was able to photograph the rear turret installation also in the restoration hangar. Today, March 14, 2018, I had the awesome opportunity to photograph the Memphis Belle as she was rolled to her final resting place inside the World War II gallery in building one at the museum. The process included a photo op with the airplane known as Shoo Shoo Baby which is destined for the Smithsonian Institution.
Background: The museum, also known as the "Air Force Museum" houses hundreds of aircraft, helicopters, missiles, drones and more. Thanks to the fine folks at the museum for allowing me the opportunity to photograph several events at this excellent aviation museum.
In 2017, the USAFM opened its fourth hangar or "4th building" or 'fourth building" on the eastern-most side of the property. It houses some amazing pieces of United States history including the Sacred Cow, JFK's Air Force One, Hanoi Tax and a NASA Space Shuttle Trainer.
I hope you enjoy my Dayton photography and my aviation photography as much as I do. Being one of a handful of professional photographers in Dayton Ohio who documents the city on a daily basis is truly a pleasure.