Betts, William, 1st Lt

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USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1051-Pilot - Two-Engine
Current/Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Service Years
1942 - 1946
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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 Remembrance Profiles -  1 Airman Remembered
  • Barrett, James, 2nd Lt

 1943-1944, BT-13 Valiant
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
General characteristics

* Crew: two, student and instructor
* Length: 28 ft 10 in (8.79 m)
* Wingspan: 42 ft 0 in (12.80 m)
* Height: 11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)
* Wing area: 239 ft (22 m)
* Empty: 3,375 lb (1,531 kg)
* Maximum takeoff: 4,496 lb (2,039 kg)
* Powerplant: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1, 450 hp (336 kW)

[edit] Performance

* Maximum speed: 180 mph (290 km/h)
* Range: 725 miles (1,167 km)
* Service ceiling: 21,650 ft (6,600 m)

   
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Last Updated: Sep 6, 2009
   
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  117 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Feathers, James, Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Gardner, Bronson
  • Hartman, William, WO1, (1943-1945)
  • Higginbotham, Mitchell Louis, 2nd Lt, (1942-1946)
  • Howard, William, Capt, (1942-1946)
  • Jeffress, Charles, Lt Col, (1942-1980)
  • Lovett, Roger, Lt Col, (1943-1971)
  • McGee, Charles Edward, Col, (1942-1973)
  • Ree, John F., Lt Col, (1943-1973)
  • Smisek, Raymond, Lt Col, (1942-1963)
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