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36th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Structure

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  • 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,...

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force CARPETBAGGER

    5 April 1944
    17 B-24s from 801BG/406BS are despatched on a CARPETBAGGER Operation to drop weapns and supplies to French partisans. 1 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) shot down by AA fire, vrew were not wearing parachutes. The Tail Gunner baled out wihtout a...

  • 581

    26 August 1944

  • 610

    7 September 1944

  • 664

    4 October 1944

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Harrington

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Aircraft

  • 42-3438

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/6/43; Dow Fd 19/7/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-F] Snetterton 20/7/43; transferred 36BS for Radio Counter Measures, Sculthorpe 1944. Missing in Action Heligoland 30/10/44, with Lts with Gaither & W. Dunnuck. Intended for submarine...

  • 42-40997 Screamim' Mimi

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51232 Jig's Up

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51239

    B-24 Liberator
    'The Uninvited' Liberator 42-51239 R4-C never returned from its operation.5-Feb-45. MACR 12234.

  • 42-6080 'Floozie Flossy' 'Mary Ruth the WeWa Special'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 15-Jul-43; Cheyenne 18/7/43; (Fitted with Sperry gyroscope); Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Horham 3/9/43; force landed Metfield Afd with L.G. Hamby 16-Dec-43; force landed Tibenham Afd with J.D. Pearson 5-Jan-44; force landed...

  • 42-63784

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-63792

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-72873 “Raggedy Ann II” (44 BG) / “Star Spangled Hell” (801 BG)

    B-24 Liberator
    A) On 4 October 1943, B-24D Serial #42-72873 of 44th Bomb Group, 67th Bomb Squadron was flying a Diversion over the North Sea, feigning attacks toward Wilhelmshaven and Emden. The purpose was to draw German fighters from the B-17 formations on their...

  • 44-23515

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38J field modified to 'Droop Snoot*' configuration and fitted out with equipment and aerials for Elint** work. Detached to 192 Sqn*** RAF for Elint** missions. ...

  • 43-28479

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38J field modified to 'Droop Snoot*' configuration and fitted out with equipment and aerials for Elint** work. Detached to 192 Sqn*** RAF for Elint** missions. ...

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2017 18:56:14 bombercommand Changes to person associations
Sources

547th Bombardment Squadron Morning Report dated 20August 1944.

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2015 04:38:26 crl12000 Changes to nicknames, aircraft types and mission associations
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Capt William Neller

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:19:58 rossingtonj Changes to type and mission associations
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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