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8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

4 March 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

An unknown number of B-24s from 801BG/406BS are despatched on a night operation: "Carpetbagger" to drop weapons and supplies to French partisans. Ther are no losses, casualties or claims.

Mission details

1. France

Description

CARPEATBAGGER operation

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

An unknown number were despatched

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2016 22:20:56 Lee8thbuff Created event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Feb-2016. Added Mission Event for 4-Mar-44 CARPETBAGGER operation of 4-Mar-44.

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2016 22:17:56 Lee8thbuff Created entry with name, date and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 17-Feb-2016. Added New Mission event for CARPETBAGGER operation of 8th AF on the night of 4-Mar-44 based on "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman.

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