In the recent PBS miniseries "A Piece of Cake," about the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, the air sequences as well as in-cockpit situations were accurate; however, the behavior of the personnel on the ground was grossly misrepresented. (The miniseries showed several of the pilots in a very unappealing light.)
Now comes "Memphis Belle," which does an identical disservice to the people who served in the U.S. 8th Air Force in World War II.
I simply cannot understand why the entertainment media--on both sides of the Atlantic--chose to distort half of these historic events and to bring dishonor upon flight personnel--in a tawdry effort to sell their product--particularly when most of those involved are no longer alive to defend themselves.
ROBERT CURLENDER, South Pasadena