The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Memphis Belle Rising Again

There is a neat story in The Commercial Appeal today about the continuing restoration of the Memphis Belle, the first Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress to survive 25 missions over Europe in Word War II with its crew intact.  Named after the then sweetheart of the pilot, the Belle is undergoing a full restoration at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

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