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.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans' Day with the Memphis Belle

It seemed fitting to observe Veterans' Day (a/k/a Armistice Day or Rememberance Day) by posting a documentary about my home town's most famous aircraft, The Memphis Belle.  This film is not the 1990 feature of the same name, but rather an account of an actual bombing mission, using actual combat footage shot during the run, and directed by William Wyler (director of Mrs. Miniver, Ben Hur, Roman Holiday, and many other Hollywood classics). 

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