"Return of the Memphis Belle"
(Col. Robert Morgan)
oil (print) 28 in x 20 in
edition limited to 950
In 1943, daring daylight raids over Germany, without fighter escort, made it almost impossible for American heavy bombers like the B-17 to complete the required twenty-five missions. The 'Memphis Belle' was the first bomber to reach this goal. The aviation art print by Chuck Long depicts the 'Memphis Belle' as it returns and pilot Col. Robert Morgan buzzes the tower at his Bassingbourn air base.
The 'Memphis Belle' and her crew became stars of the movies and war bond tours back home in the U.S. Signed by artist Chuck Long and 'Memphis Belle' pilot, Col. Robert Morgan.