At 11.30am on Friday 29 August 2008 at the Tower Museum Bassingbourn
, authors Graham Simons and Dr Harry Friedman
will launch their book, 'Memphis Belle - Dispelling the Myths'.
Dr Harry Friedman
American neuro-surgeon Dr Harry Friedman
from Memphis Tennessee first became aware of the Memphis Belle
This was the start of a life-long fascination and the creation of a prodigious collection of related memorabilia that resulted in him becoming the foremost authority on the aircraft and all associated with it.
While in high school, he joined the US Army Reserve.
Medical Training during that time resulted in certification in Neurological Surgery.
In 1986, he
affiliated with the US Navy Reserve for nearly twenty years, attaining the rank of Captain.
He served a tour of active duty during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 being stationed with Fleet Hospital 6 in Bahrain and in 2003, served another tour at the National Naval Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland.
Harry joined the Memphis Belle Memorial Association, Inc in 1977, and has held several offices including President.
It was Harry
who was in charge of the Memphis Belle's
At the time of writing, he is Memphis Belle Memorial Association Archivist.
Since 1986, he
has worked closely with the B-17 Co-Op
, a group of B-17 owners, current pilots and restoration people.
The Tower Museum
will be hosting the authors, Graham Simons and Dr Harry Friedman
on Saturday 30 August 2008 from 11.00-14.00hrs for a signing day, where members of the public will be able to visit the Museum and obtain signed copies of the book.