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On March 14, 2018, the B-17 bomber Memphis Belle rolls out of a hangar in Dayton Ohio, reviving memories of the aircraft that turned the tide of the air war over Europe during World War II. Seventy-five years ago, this plane – and thousands of B-17s like it -- symbolized the offensive power of the U.S. Army Air Forces. The B-17 was the bomber that took the war to Nazi Germany, buoyed the spirit of America, and by 1945 made possible the Allied victory in Europe. On May 16, 2018, after more than ten years spent renovating it - and 75 years after its last mission the Memphis Bell is re-introduced as the centre piece of an exhibit at the the National Museum of the U.S. Airforce commemorating the role of B-17s in World War Two. At last, this restored Flying Fortress will assume its rightful place as a symbol of America’s military prowess, a tribute to the many thousands who served in the Eighth Air Force, and over 26,000 men who gave their lives in defense of freedom.