“Memphis Belle was a “Flying Fortress” B-17 bomber that became famous just for surviving 25 combat missions in World War II. It was named for pilot Robert Morgan’s 19-year-old fiancee, Margaret Polk, a college student in Memphis, and a direct descendant of President James K. Polk.
Margaret broke off her engagement after learning that Morgan was a womanizer (he ended up marrying six wives). But she remained devoted to the airplane that bore her lucky name, and successfully campaigned to keep it on display in Memphis as long as she lived.
In October 2011 a monument was finally unveiled in Memphis. Shown from the knees up, young Margaret Polk stands with her head titled skyward, her right hand shading her eyes from the sun, watching the skies for her beloved bomber to return. The bronze statue is by Andrea Lugar, who also made the bronze Elvis Presley on Beale Street.” – RoadsideAmerica.com
Please call 1-800-508-6022 for more information about this monument. We make each stone one at a time to fit your custom needs. If you like this design but want to personalize it, we will be glad to send you a rendering. We look forward to hearing from you.
Color: Brown, Gray, Yellow
Material: Bronze, Granite
Category: War Monument
Please call 800-508-6022 or use the button above to request more information about this design. We make each stone one at a time to fit your custom needs. If you like this design but want to personalize it, we will be glad to send you a rendering. We look forward to hearing from you.