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8th Air Force RAF SUPPORT

2 March 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

A single B-24 attached to 100th Group RAF was despatched to provided Radar Counter Measures to an RAF night operation. The aircraft was shot down and Failed to Return (FTR) - 1KIA 7POW.

Mission details

1.

Description

RAF 100th Group Radar Counter Measures Support

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Aircraft was shot down with 1KIA 7POW

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,...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped Not Applicable
Number of aircraft Sent 1
Number of aircraft Effective 1
Number of aircraft Missing In Action 1
Number of people Killed In Action 1
Number of people Prisoners of War 7

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2016 18:40:39 Lee8thbuff Changes to event
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Feb-2016. Added statistics per MACR 3436.

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2016 18:37:36 Lee8thbuff Changes to name, date and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Feb-2016. Changed title and Mission date to cover the loss of this B-24 attached to an RAF unit. 8th AF personnel were manning the aircraft. Based on "The Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2016 17:44:33 Lee8thbuff Changes to name and description
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Feb-2016. Mission flagged as DUPLICATE. The Carpetbagger mission was perviously detailed and flown on the night of 29-Feb-44.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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