UK: Air force memorial to famous ‘Memphis Belle’ bomber crew fenced off ‘to avoid offending Libyans’

Bungling military officials erected a 10ft fence around a US Air Force memorial in case it ‘offended Libyan soldiers’.

The ‘Memphis Belle’ monument was erected at RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, to honour the USFA’s Eighth Air Force – who were based there during the Second World War.

Memphis Bell was the nickname given to the Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress bombers flown by the 91st Bomb Group (Heavy) – which suffered huge losses of men between 1942 and 1945.