B24J Consolidated Liberator Bomber: "Witchcraft"
updated: May 12, 2014, 8:40 PM
By John Palminteri
The B24J Consolidated Liberator bomber, "Witchcraft", came in over the Goleta Valley this afternoon as part
of a rare visit by WW II planes to the Santa Barbara Airport.
The Wings of Freedom Tour features three aircraft, the B24, along with the Boeing B-17, and the P-51
Among those to take part in the special flights was "Mr. Santa Barbara" Larry Crandell. In World War II he
flew 34 missions in a B24, including one where he was shot down, and survived an ocean crash. Now at
age 91 he gets another memory at the Santa Barbara Airport. KEYT NewsChannel 3 has a report on
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