LIMITED CATEGORY “BETTY’S DREAM” Oshkosh Golden Wrench Award Winner! 668 Hours since ground up restoration completed Dec 1998 by Aero Trader. Aircraft completely disassembled, all components and systems removed. Airframe stripped, media blasted and inspected. Repainted with epoxy tinted to match original.
SPECS & MISC:
Restored to Original WWII radio equipment and furnishings
Interior Last Updated/Refurbished In 1998
“Betty’s Dream” painted in honor of Capt. Charles E. “Pop” Rice, Jr., who became Operations Officer of the 499th Squadron and was assigned to Betty’s Dream in June 1945. Betty’s Dream had taken part in 22 missions and sunk two Japanese Ships.
Exterior Last Painted In 1998