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