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Robert W Dekerf

Military

Service

People

  • Raymond Betcher

    Military | Sergeant | Ground Crew - Mechanic | 467th Bomb Group
    Mechanic on 'Witchcraft' which flew 130 non abort missions over Europe duriing WWII. (A 16 scale model is suspended from ceiling in this museum.) Named his engine "Doris + ?". (Ray's wife was pregnant at the time he named the engine!)

  • George Dong

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Assistant Crew Chief | 467th Bomb Group
    Named his engine "Chinamen's Chance".

  • Joe Ramirez

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Ground Crew Chief | 467th Bomb Group
    Joe Ramirez was Crew Chief on B-24 'Witchcraft'. It flew 130 missions without a mechanical abort. He was award the Bronze Star for that accomplishment. He named his engine "Tortilla".

Units served with

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 790th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Born DePere, Wisconsin 10 August 1922

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self & Page 246 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998, D790.A2S45

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