BURLINGTON — The Liberty Foundation’s original B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber will be in North Carolina for a living museum exhibition on Saturday and Sunday.
The Memphis Belle, used in the 1989 film of the same name, will be available to the public for ground tours and public flights at Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. with advance reservations.
Of the 12,732 B-17 bombers constructed between 1935 and 1945, 4,735 were lost in combat during World War II. The Memphis Belle bomber, built toward the end of the war, is one of only 13 B-17s still in the air today.
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