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Late Memphis Belle Pilot Robert Morgan's Story Focus Of Documentary
Legends of Airpower Seen on Public TV and Discovery Wings Channel

May 19, 2004
Washington, D.C.

The award-winning Legends of Airpower television and video series, produced by Three Roads Communications, focuses one episode on the life and times of Robert Morgan, pilot of the legendary World War II plane, The Memphis Belle. Col. Morgan passed away earlier this month.

Videos of the series are available from Additionally, interview tapes and video clips are available from Three Roads Communications, with a condition of use being a Courtesy Legends of Airpower courtesy credit.

The Memphis Belle, named in honor of a girlfriend of Col. Morgan's, was described as the first of the heavy B-17 Flying Fortress bombers to complete 25 European missions and return with its crew to the United States.

The daylight missions were carried out at a time of great hazard and severe losses to planes and crews, who contended with intense antiaircraft fire and the machine guns and aerial cannons of swarms of enemy fighters.

Long afterward, Col. Morgan told a reporter of briefing his men. "Look, guys," he told them, "if only one airplane comes back today, it's going to be us."

Legends of Airpower is produced by 3 Roads Communications of Frederick, Maryland and has won a number of awards, including the Telly, Communicator and Aurora Awards. Three Roads Communications is a partner with the Centennial of Flight Commission, the organization chartered by Congress to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Flight.


Josh Brooks
3 Roads Communications
301-662-4121 , ext. 111

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