World War II
movie directed by Michael Caton-Jones
. The movie shows in great detail and with a lot of drama
the life of the young crew
of a B-17
called “Memphis Belle
The tour of duty for that bomber was 25 missions, a feat that was quite difficult to accomplish: a squadron of B-17 have to take-off from the bases in eastern England and fly (without escort for the first par of the war, until the P-51 were equipped with external fuel tanks) through the Channel and arrive at its targets in central Europe.
In their last mission, the crew discovers that their last target before returning home is Bremen, a nightmare for its heavy antiaircraft batteries. If they return home, they would be the first crew to complete a tour of duty (25 missions), becoming heroes.
I love the scene in that Clay Busby (Harry Connick Jr.) sings Danny Boy (*sigh*)…
Another members of the Memphis Belle crew are: Dennis Dearborn (Matthew Modine), Danny Daly (Eric Stoltz), Luke Sinclair (Tate Donovan), Phil Lowenthal (D.B. Sweeney), Val Kozlowski (Billy Zane), Richard "Rascal" Moore (Sean Astin).