Harold Loch, Memphis Belle Aircraft Honored in Special Exhibit

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The Memphis Belle was one of the most famous B-17 bombers during World War II for completing 25 successful missions while overseas in Europe. Harold Loch, the plane’s top turret gunner and Green Bay native, was one of nine men aboard the Belle during those missions.

May 17th marked the 75th anniversary of the aircraft’s last mission, and a special dedication of the plane was held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Even though Harold and the other members are no longer around, their family members were there for the unveiling.

Nate Stewart caught up with Harold’s Children – Kathy, Tom and Vince – to learn more about their dad’s role on the Memphis Belle, and what it was like when they got to see the place fully restored in it entirety.

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