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Memphis Belle Group of Signed Items & Ephemera by Col. Robert Morgan

A collection of 9 signed items by pilot Robert Morgan together with additional ephemera relating to the Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, Memphis Belle. The group consists of numerous photographs, printed images, typed letters signed, concert ephemera, a FedEx receipt, and a facsimile flight record. All signed by Morgan with variations of "Robert Morgan Pilot", "Robert Morgan Real Belle Pilot", and "Robert Morgan Pilot of Memphis Belle", "Bob", and "Bob Morgan." All very fine, with bold signatures.

Includes the following:
1. Photo: unidentified young boy, dressed in camo and standing with a large missile and a toy plane.
2. Photo: Ms. Margaret Polk meets her namesake
3. Photo: the cockpit of the Memphis Belle
4. Photo: June 1943, the Memphis Belle leaving England
5. Photo: Memphis Belle at the air base in England, May 17, 1943
6. Printed Photo: Memphis Belle nose and design
7. Facsimile Individual Flight Record for the Memphis Belle, dated May 17, 1943
8. Typed Letter Signed, dated December 6, 1996, addressed to Harry Connick Jr. Morgan praises Connick Jr.'s singing career and asks if he would sign a few photographs for his wife, Linda, for her Belle collection.
9. Typed Letter Signed, dated December 6, 1996, addressed to Harry Connick Jr. Authorizing the release of two concert tickets and two backstage passes in the name of Morgan to Mrs. Randa Miner.
10. Group of Harry Connick Jr. concert ephemera, including a ticket, After Show badge, and newspaper clipping.
11. Linda Morgan FedEx receipt

The Memphis Belle is a Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress used during the Second World War and flown by Col. Robert K. Morgan. It was one of the first United States Army Air Forces B-17 heavy bombers to complete 25 combat missions and inspired the making of two motion pictures: a 1944 documentary film, "Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress" and the 1990 Hollywood feature film, "Memphis Belle". Harry Connick Jr. starred in the film as Staff Sgt. Clay Busby, a tail gunner. Linda Morgan was Robert Morgan's sixth wife, who he met on his aviation lecture circuit. Morgan was 72 at the time, while Linda was 47. The couple married in late August 1992, with the ceremony held beneath the nose of the Memphis Belle at Mud Island.

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