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De Havilland DH98 Mosquito TA614 of the OSS controlled 801st-492nd Bombardment Group "The Carpetbaggers", used as a training aircraft. Based at AAF-179 - Harrington, England.

Equipped and used for receiving Joan Eleanor wireless transmissions to train air crew and agents on the ground.



  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb 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,...

  • 858th Bomb Squadron


  • James Kuntz

    Military | Major | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Pilot of B-24 44-40142 'Sknappy', named in honour of girlfriend. Flew with crew '616' to ETO in 'Sknappy'. Approach accident in de Havilland DH98 Mosquito NS707 at RAF Winchfield, Hampshire - 25-Apr-45. Baled out of...


  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK 11 March 1945

Hatfield Built, contract number 555/C.23(a), between 11-3-1945 and 14-3-1945.

Registered Thruxton, Andover, Hampshire SP11, UK 1 May 1956

Registered G-AOCN to R.A. Short, Thruxton. May 1956.

Overhauled Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset BH23, UK August 1956

To Hurn for overhaul. Aug 1956.

Sold Israel 1957

To Israel as 4X-FDG/-92. 1957.


Transferred to Royal Navy. Date unknown.


Date Contributor Update
26 November 2018 15:04:39 Emily Changes to description

Moved information added by user Wattonman from biography to source message.

It never flew a Restocking mission according to JE OSS records, NARA.

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2018 11:10:25 Emily Changes to markings and description

Moved information from appearance field to Biography

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2018 02:51:31 Wattonman Changes to nicknames, markings and description

RG226, Joan Eleanor Log, NARA, College Park, MD.

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2015 11:36:37 Lucy May Changes to description

Full reference for aircraft information:

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2015 17:56:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Production list / / USAAF Photo.