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8th Air Force

27 June 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

1.

Description

CARPETBAGGER MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

16 B-24s fly carpetbagger OPERATIONS. No losses or casualties.

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

2.

Description

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Units

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

3.

Description

WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

DH98

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

4. ATLANTIC OCEAN

Description

WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE MISSION

Aircraft type

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Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

5. EATON SOCON

Description

TRAINING MISSION 801Bomb Group

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

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

Service

People

  • Carl Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Carl R Adams was killed on a training mission. His aircraft crashed near Eaton Socon in England. All 3 crewmen were killed.

  • John Cronan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    John Cronan was killed on a training mission. His aircraft crashed near Eaton Socon in England. All 3 crewmen were killed.

  • William Huenekens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    William Huenekens was killed on a training mission. His aircraft crashed near Eaton Socon in England. All 3 crewmen were killed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2016 17:37:08 Lucy May Changes to person associations
Sources

Associated the three airmen killed on this training mission over Eaton Socon, England.

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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