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8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

2 March 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

A CARPETBAGGER mission is flown by B-24s from 801BG/406BS. Number despatched not included in source data. 1 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) - 6KIA 6POW.

Mission details

1. France

Description

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Aircraft type

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Notes

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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 Missing In Action 1
Number of people Killed In Action 6
Number of people Prisoners of War 6

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 18:46:13 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Correcting Unit associations in MIssion Event per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 18:44:25 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Crroecting unit association in Mission Descritption.

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2016 18:17:35 Lee8thbuff Created event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Feb-2016. Added statistice to 2-Mar-44 Carpetbagger mission per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2016 18:15:03 Lee8thbuff Created entry with name, date and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Feb-2016. Added New Mission for Carpetbagger operation o 2-Mar-44. based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

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