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8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

5 February 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

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

Mission details

1. France

Description

CARPETBAGGER

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

B024s 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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 18:04:07 Lee8thbuff Created event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Added Mission Event to address CARPETBAGGER operation on 5-Feb-44 per "The Mighty Eighth War Diary", Roger A. Freeman

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2016 18:01:27 Lee8thbuff Created entry with name, date and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Added NEW Mission event for CARPTEBAGGER operation of 5-Feb-1944 per "The Mighty Eighth War Dairy", Roger A. Freeman.

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