There were major new articles today about the completion of the Memphis Belle restoration:
James Verinis’s children never met their grandfather, Jim Verinis, a co-pilot on the iconic World War II B-17 Memphis Belle. But this week, they will connect with an important part of family and American history as thousands from around the world visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force for the roll out of the restored historic four-engine Boeing bomber.
This triggered my memories from the day in 2008 that I took the employees from my company for a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of restoration projects at the Air Force Museum (now known as the National Museum of the Air Force). One of my employees snapped a photo of me near the forward fuselage as the pieces of the plane were brought into a hanger at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.