WWII Bomber Memphis Belle - Book- Pilot Signed To Filmaker Frank Capra
Colonel Robert Morgan flew what was the most famous B-17 in World War II, The Memphis Belle, named for his mother, was the subject of an Academy Award winning documentary film in 1943. The crew was the first to successfully complete 25 missions over Axis Europe. Film Director William Wyler, one of many Hollywood figures to serve during the war, flew with the crew as the film was being shot. Colonel Morgan (dec) honored one of Wyler's fellow directors, Frank Capra, who made the famous Why We Fight series that General George Marshall insisted be seen by every American serviceman. The complete dedication reads, "To Frank Capra Jr in memory of his father Frank Capra..a great man". I was a friend of Frank Jr and was going to give him the book..but he died before I could do so....MB125
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