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8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

29 February 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

12 B-24s from 801BG/406BS are depatched on a night "CARPETBAGGER" operation to drop supplies to partisans in France. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

Mission details

1. France

Description

CARPETBAGGER

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

12 B-24s from 801BG/406BS drop weapons and supplies to French partisans.

Units

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 406th Bomb Squadron

Mission Statistics

Number of aircraft Sent 12
Number of aircraft Effective 12

Service

People

  • Bernard Dopko

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    The crew baled out of B-17G #42-37839 'Little Willie' after flak set the plane on fire on a mission to Berlin on 9 Mar 1944. The a/c crashed NE of Oranienburg, GR. Prisoner of War (POW). Retired from the USAF as a Captain.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 11:35:19 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Changed association to 406th BG to 406th Bomb Squadron

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 18:41:55 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Added Mission Event details per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 18:39:30 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Edited Description to and 406BS citation per "The Mighty Eighth War Daiary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2016 23:33:42 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-Feb-44. Corrected statistics and notes based on 'The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2016 23:31:51 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-Feb-2016. Corrected title per "The Mighth Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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