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Clifford J Heflin


CMDR of the 'Carpetbaggers' the first AF Special Forces Unit

Dist. Serv. Medal/Legion of Merit, DFC; Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters


Units served with

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Fresno, California 29 April 1915
Died 2 June 1905
Buried Reno, Nevada


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:29 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / relative,