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Margaret Polk
Birth: Dec. 15, 1922
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1990
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Folk Figure. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Polk was first introduced to an Army Air Corps pilot by the name of Robert Morgan by her sister Elizabeth. Shortly after, the couple soon started dating and eventually became engaged. When Morgan was assigned his own B-17 Flying Fortress in 1942, he would ultimately show his love for Polk by naming the plane the "Memphis Belle" in her honor. The "Memphis Belle" would go on to become credited as the first plane to fly the required 25 missions in the European theater. After the war, the relationship between Polk and Morgan ended, however the two would remain good friends until her death at the age of 67 of cancer. Margaret Polk would remain dedicated to the "Memphis Belle" and up until the day of her death, was a driving force behind raising funds for preserving the plane. (bio by: G.Photographer) 
Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
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Originally Created by: Kim Inboden
Record added: Apr 26, 2006
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Rest well, Margaret. It was an honor to have known you.
- Steve Masler
 Added: May. 8, 2017

- William H. Hart
 Added: Apr. 5, 2017

- sjm
 Added: Apr. 5, 2017
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