#GMVEMSC: FW: Memphis Belle IAP

One of the most recognizable symbols of World War II will once again report for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943. Plans call for the aircraft to be placed on permanent public display in the WWII Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on May 17, 2018.

The three-day celebratory event (May 17-19, 2018) will include three B-17 Flying Fortresses, six P-51 Mustangs, and three WWII-era trainer aircraft on static display; a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Memphis Belle and Strategic Bombing Exhibits; more than 160 WWII military and home front reenactors; 30 vintage military and civilian vehicles; a Big Band Concert; book signings; and both Memphis Belle films featuring guest speakers in the Air Force Museum Theatre. Activities will be both inside and outside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

We are expecting up to 50,000 visitors over this event. With increasing numbers of attendees growing from all age ranges, during this event we will have 1,000-1,500 students on Thursday and Friday.

Please reference page 19 of the attached for routing information and staging location in the event of MCI. If you have to drive South to get to us please use the Purple Route, if you have to drive North to get to us use the Red Route.

Any questions please feel free to contact me on my cell phone 937-750-8316.

Very Respectfully,


Jacob D King, Fire Chief

Fire Emergency Services
Wright Patterson AFB
5180 Skeel Ave.
WPAFB, Ohio 45433
Comm: 937-257-4827 - DSN: 787-4827
Cell: 937-750-8316 - Fax: 937-656-1169 "Reflecting Excellence in All We Do"