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Port (Left) Side - Starboard has WITCHCRAFT II

Contributor - Pete Johnston

Info Contributor - Robert Livingstone

A participant in the USAAF aviation exhibition held in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower (8 Mar 45). Re-Painted on Starboard (Right) Side as "WITCHCRAFT II" (for the exhibition) as a "Tribute" to 467th's WITCHCRAFT (42-52534), but retained its 453rd BG codes & formation markings. Original 453rd BG cadre with RCLs (Q+ / Q- / Q), it was very badly damaged 20 Apr 44 when the tail gunner was killed and the whole tail assembly had to be changed. Last traced in 453rd BG on a practice mission 11 Nov 44 by which time it was war weary.

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