467th Bombardment Group (H)
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18 Jan 2020 - Memorial Model Commissioned
The 467th BG Association is honored and excited to announce the commissioning of a scale model of a B-24(H) to be displayed in the museum at the air base at Wendover, UT. The model will be part of a more extensive display commemorating the historic 467th. We hope to particularly draw attention to the many men killed during training and transit to England.

The artist for this project, Guillermo Rojas Bazan, has hand-built beautiful “works of aviation art” for 40 years, depicting many period aircraft. They are highly detailed and accurate, built from scratch out of aluminum. We had originally planned a scale of 1:16 for this project, but given some spatial and weight considerations, we have opted for a slightly smaller scale of 1:20.

With a wingspan of over five feet this will make an amazing display piece. With the smaller scale, our goal is now $52,000. With over $36,000 in donations and pledges, we are now 70% of the way to our goal. Please consider being a part of this wonderful event, honoring the men of the 467th BG.

We have chosen two planes to be honored. Both of them were original aircraft that were assigned to the Group while stationed at Wendover AAB in early 1944. The first aircraft to be honored is 42-52534 ‘Witchcraft’. The decision for this one was easy: her 130 missions without an abort is a record for the entire 8th Air Force in WWII. In all of those missions, not a single crewman was even slightly injured!

The second aircraft to be honored is 42-52394 ‘Palace Meat Market/Scrapper”. ‘Scrapper’ had the sole distinction of taking part on the Group’s first and last combat missions. She also had the distinction of being assigned to each of the 467th BG’s four bomb squadrons. With nearly one hundred flown combat missions to her credit, her combat record is very impressive. ‘Witchcraft’ will be depicted on the pilot’s side of the aircraft, while ‘Scrapper’ will be depicted on the co-pilot’s side. The markings for both aircraft will be shown as they were at the end of hostilities.

The model will be configured as if in flight, suspended from the ceiling for dramatic effect. The process of building the model should take about one year. We are hoping to have a dedication ceremony in 2021 during our annual Association reunion. We will have periodic progress updates from Guillermo. Please check our Facebook page for construction updates and campaign progress.