world war 2

world war 2

Memphis Belle (1990) - "Letters from Home"

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From the 1990 movie "Memphis Belle" which dramatized a World War 2 heavy bomber crew as they fly their 25th (and final) mission over Germany. The "Belle" was indeed the first 8th Air Force bomber to complete her tour of duty and return home. This scene shows an Army PR colonel preparing a party, without authorization, for the 'Belle' crew on their return. The base commander is not pleased, eventually showing him an incredible stack of letters he has saved from families of crewmen lost in battle and revealing that "he has twenty-four other crews up there and they are all special to me."