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Samuelson recounts the exploits of Colonel Robert K. Morgan of Asheville, who was pilot of the Memphis Belle, the first B-17 heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. At that time in 1943, squadron crew losses were as high as 80 percent, and those who completed 25 missions were sent home. Morgan later flew B-29s and completed 26 missions over Japan. Today, the Memphis Belle is in the Memphis Museum.