FRE 1988


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"Witchcraft" 100 mission celebration. Sgt. Raymond Betcher a member of the maintenance ground crew of B-24H-15 FO 42-52534 " Witchcraft" receives his certificate of Meritorious service signed by General Peck and presented by Major General William E. Kepner, Commanding General of the Second Air Division, on the occasion of completion by "Witchcraft" of 100 missions with no aborts through any form of mechanical problem. "Witchcraft" went on to complete a total of 130 missions without an abort becoming one of the most celebrated aircraft in 8th Airforce history.


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Unofficial emblem of the 467th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


An airman of the 467th Bomb Group is congratulated by a senior USAAF officer standing by a B-24 Liberator.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 2nd Air Division 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36559571
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ground Crew - Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: VIII Fighter Command 2nd Air Division
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Role/Job: Commanding General, 8th Air Force Fighter Command


A B-24 Liberator (Q2-M_, serial number 42-52534) nicknamed "Witchcraft" of the 467th Bomb Group in flight.
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Witchcraft
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Squadron



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