Memphis Belle. There was some initial disagreement about the choice of name for this plane amongst the crew. Whether you are superstitious or not, you could say it was a good choice. Are all the Belles in Memphis like this? rjp
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Memphis Belle -- The pilot of the aircraft, Bob Morgan, originally intended to call her Little One, after his pet name for his fiancee, Margaret Polk. However, fate intervened when the crew caught a film starring John Wayne and Joan Blondell called Lady for a Night. Blondell's character was nicknamed Memphis Belle and, as the crew clearly enjoyed the film and Morgan had close links with the state capital, the name Little One was replaced by Memphis Belle.