The Memphis Belle Exhibit Is Now Open At The National Museum Of The USAF


The Memphis Belle Exhibit Is Now Open In Dayton Ohio

The Memphis Belle exhibit at the National Museum Of The United States Air Force is now open in Dayton, Ohio.  This historic Boeing B-17 bomber from WWII is set atop 3 steel pylons and is lit with beautiful theatrical lighting.  During day two, several WWII era aircraft landed at the Air Force Museum runway, and we were treated to numerous fly-overs by the plane commonly known as "Air Force One."  The President was not aboard, so this reverted to being just a Boeing 747 VC-25 (which was awesome to see flying over the museum)

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B-17 Flying Fortresses P-51 Mustangs And More Flew In To Dayton Today For The Memphis Belle


Historic WWII Aircraft Fly Over Dayton Ohio 2018

Two B-17 Flying Fortresses, five P-51 Mustangs, and the movie version of the Memphis Belle rumbled over the National Museum of The United States Air Force just before 11am on May 16, 2017.  The planes came from the north-east and flew south-west directly over the Air Force Museum.  I had the opportunity to photograph these beautiful WWII aircraft, and it was awesome!

Check out my previous Memphis Belle (real aircraft not movie aircraft) galleries below!

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The B-17F Memphis Belle Historic Military Aircraft Is In Her Final Home At The National Museum Of The United States Air Force Part 2


Memphis Belle Moves Into National Museum Of The USAF

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.

I am a professional photographer based in Dayton, Ohio.  Wedding photography and engagement photography are my specialties.  In addition to photographing concerts for fun, I love being an aviation photographer and commercial photographer in Dayton.

Memphis Belle National Museum Of The United States Air Force