October 12, 1990
Genre(s): Action, Drama, War
In 1943, the crew of the Memphis Belle, an American B-17 bomber, is waiting at an air station in England. They know they will soon be called upon to attack a German target. The ten men, including the pilot, Captain Dennis Dearborn, deal with their nerves in different ways. Tension mounts further once they begin their attack run on the city of Bremen. It looks several times as though the Memphis Belle will not make it. The crew is horrified to see the first lead plane in the formation explode. Then the second plane takes over but receives a hit that requires them to head back to base. Eventually the Memphis Belle takes over. They succeed, but not without mistakes and many moments of peril.