Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
THE MEMPHIS BELLE taxies toward the runway. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
THE ORIGINAL MEMPHIS BELLE is in a museum. This one was named after it so it could be used in a movie of the same name. The swastikas represent German attack aircraft shot down by the Memphis Belle. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
GRANITE BAY RESISDENT Dick Austin, 90, stands in front of the Memphis Belle at Mather Field in Rancho Cordova. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
THE MEMPHIS BELLE, A B-17 WWll bomber similar to the original Memphis Belle sits on display at Mather Field Monday April 22. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
MATHER FIELD in Rancho Cordova can be seen in the background as the Memphis Belle, a WWII bomber takes off. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
PILOT BOB HILL checks the instruments as he flies the Memphis Belle shortly after takeoff from Mather Field. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
DICK AUSTIN, 90, enjoys being a passenger on the B-17 instead of a pilot. He flew 23 missions over Germany in World War II. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins