HD STREET GLIDE - MEMPHIS BELLE

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The bike is a HD STREET GLIDE 2008, the project was conducted in Uruguay and was a tribute to American bomber MEMPHIS BELLE, deputy sent a brief review of this bomber.

 

 

Captain Robert T. Morgan named the Superfortress as Memphis Belle in honor of a bride named Margaret Polk , whom he had known way to Memphis .

The logo of the female pin -up in the nose was created by artist George Petty and painted by Tony Starcer . It should be noted that the widespread custom of painting girls and baptize their aircraft with female names was a form of good luck charm for the Flyers at the time.

 

 

The Memphis Belle completed his 25 missions from the base since November 7, 1942 until May 17, 1943 . The Memphis Belle traveled 32,000 km , flying 148 hours and 50 minutes , and throwing 60 tons of bombs on targets in enemy territory. Their main targets were the submarine bases in France , naval bases in Germany and its mission was more a mission trip to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He received flak damage on its sides and also suffered damage in the rudder and rotatable ball machine gun located on the bottom of the device , five times again with one of its engines on fire. He attributed the downing eight enemy fighters cash and damaged a dozen of them without confirmar.

 

 

Although his injured triputantes ended up recovering. Notably, the fact that the Memphis Belle survived almost intact its 25 missions was remarkable given the proportion of casualties suffered by the USAF in enemy territory. At that time the allied war statistics showed between 50-80% being shot down on a mission and complete the 25 missions imposed as a goal to return home was a milestone elusive.

 

Thx to Leandro Minervino for the pics and the wonderful story!!!

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