. This Plastic Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" Aircraft is a 1/72 Scale Ready to Assemble Plastic Model Kit from Academy. Suitable for Modelers Age 10 and Older. The B-17 Flying Fortress "Memphis Belle" was the most famous bomber, because she was the first heavy bomber in Hitler's European war theater to complete 25 combat missions and keep her entire crew alive. The Memphis Belle was named for pilot Capt. Robert K. Morgan's wartime sweetheart, Ms. Margaret Polk. The preserved Memphis Belle remains on display at Mud Island in Memphis, Tennessee.