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8th Air Force

2 June 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

TARGET SPECIFICATION

Aircraft type

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Notes

From 2 through 5 June 1944 the heavy bombers will continue their attacks on transportation and airfield targets around the Pas-de-Calais area to deceive the Germans into believing that an invasion there is imminent. This is tagged OPERATION COVER.

Mission Statistics

2. CARPETBAGGER OPERATIONS

Description

CARPETBAGGER MISSION

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,...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

3. FRENCH COAST

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-102589

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Gr Island 6/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 30/4/44; On a local flight 9/7/44 with Doug McArthur, Co-pilot: Stamos Zades, Navigator: George Mille, Bombardier: Chas meyer, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45;...

  • 41-51121 Niagara Special

    B-24 Liberator

Revisions

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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