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The Eighth Air Force’s first WACs arrived in July 1943.  WACs sent overseas were carefully selected from those with high test scores and specialized skills.
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Gen Spaatz (2nd from left) and Lt Gen Doolittle (3rd from left) discuss results of a bombing attack with Eighth Air Force Airmen who just returned from the mission (note armored helmet and oxygen mask on the table).
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On May 13, 1943, the 303rd BG B-17F Hell’s Angels became the first heavy bomber to complete 25 combat missions over Europe, four days before the Memphis Belle’s crew.  After flying 48 combat missions, it returned to the US for a war bond tour, but not until 1944.
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Memphis Belle crew and ground crew celebrating the completion of the tour.
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Memphis Belle crew at their first stop on the war bond tour, Washington, DC, on June 16, 1943.  Commanding General of the USAAF Henry “Hap” Arnold (standing, second from the right) and Undersecretary of War Robert Patterson (standing, third from left) are pictured with them.
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Memphis Belle at Patterson Field (now Wright-Patterson AFB) in July 1943.
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On May 26, 1943, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the Memphis Belle crew at Bassingbourn after they finished their tour.
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Memphis Belle crew for the war bond tour.  Nine of the ten crewmembers are in the early tour photo above—19-year-old SSgt Casimer “Tony” Nastal (bottom right) was added for the war bond tour.  Nastal flew 25 missions, but only one on the Memphis Belle.
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Margaret Polk with Robert Morgan in front of the Memphis Belle.
(Image courtesy of the Preservation and Special Collections Department, University Libraries, University of Memphis)
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Capt. Robert Morgan, Memphis Belle pilot, thanking his ground crew.  (l to r) Cpl Oliver Champion, SSgt Max Armstrong, Sgt Ware Lipscomb, Sgt Leonard Sowers, Sgt Charles Blauser, Sgt Robert Walters, and crew chief MSgt Joseph Giambrone
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Memphis Belle crew on the war bond tour.
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Memphis Belle at one of the war bond tour stops.
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Maj Wyler (fourth from right) with some of the Memphis Belle crew.  Wyler flew two of his five combat missions on the Memphis Belle, including the crew’s 25th mission.  This photograph was taken after that mission—crew chief MSgt Joseph Giambrone is painting on the 25th bomb.
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Capt. Robert Morgan (left) shaking hands with Gen Jacob Devers (right), commander of US forces in Europe, before the crew returned to the US.
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Lt. LeRoy Kiley became one of the first American pilots to cross the Italian Front during the war, flying with the 8th Squadron of the 4th Group, Italian Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo)
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2nd Lt Bleckley in the observer’s seat of his DH-4.
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