The Flying Fortress “The Memphis Belle” is shown on her way back to the United States June after successfully completing 25 missions from an airbase in England. Historic Wings has more on the Memphis Belle.
'flying fortresses' -- more than 160 of them at the site of this photo alone. This shows the might that the Germans had to deal with when the US got involved in whole hog. Just imagine 1000 of these overhead at one time.
[Photo] B-17F Flying Fortress bomber 'Memphis Belle' visiting Patterson Field on a War Bond campaign, Ohio, United States, 1943