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de Havilland DH98 Mosquito TA614 of the 801st-492nd Bombardment Group "The Carpetbaggers". The 8th Air Force "controlled" the bomb group that "served" OSS to accomplish its missions. Probably taken at their base AAF-179 - Harrington, England. This is the only all-black Mosquito at Harrington and used for flying training purposes ONLY . OSS records indicate TA614 NEVER flew a single Joan-Eleanor Mission for wireless transmissions from OSS field agents in enemy territory. It may have had "Patty" on the Port nose fuselage, and late April 1945,had the tail section painted crimson red.



  • 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,...

  • 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 858th Bomb Squadron


  • TA614 PATTY

    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. ...


  • 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...


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RG226, OSS Joan-Eleanor Project, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland USA.

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15 January 2015 17:43:08 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

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15 January 2015 17:41:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations

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