FILE - This 1943 file photo shows the crew of the Memphis Belle, a Flying Fortress B-17F, poses in front of their plane in Asheville, N.C. Standing from left to right: tail gunner John P. Quinlan of ... more 
FILE - This 1943 file photo shows the crew of the Memphis Belle, a Flying Fortress B-17F, poses in front of their plane in Asheville, N.C. Standing from left to right: tail gunner John P. Quinlan of Yonkers, N.Y.; nose gunner Charles B. Leighton of East Lansing, Mich.; co-pilot James Verinis of New Haven, Conn.; pilot Robert K. Morgan of Asheville, N.C.; bombardier Vincent Evans of Buellton, Calif.; radio operator Robert J. Hansen of Billings, Montana. Kneeling from left to right: waist gunner C.A. Nastal of Arlington Heights, Ill.; ball turret gunner Cecil H. Scott of Iselin, N.Y.; waist gunner C.E. Winchell of Barrington, Ill.; and navigator Harold P. Lock of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The most celebrated American aircraft to emerge from the great war rests these days in a cavernous hangar at a southern Ohio Air Force base undergoing a loving and fastidious restoration _ from its clear plastic nose cone down to the twin .50-caliber machine guns bristling in the tail. (AP Photo, file) less 
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