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8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

6 January 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

An unknown number of B-24s are despatched by 801BG/406BS on a night "CARPETBAGGER" operation to drop wepaons and supplies to French partisans.

Mission details

1.

Description

CARPETBAGGER

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 17:36:28 Lee8thbuff Created event
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 17:34:06 Lee8thbuff Changes to description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Correcting typo in description.

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 17:32:34 Lee8thbuff Created entry with name, date and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Adde New Mission for CARPETBAGGER operation of night of 6-Jan-44 per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman

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