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Donald C Adamson


Returned from operations and crash landed on a Carpetbagger mission in A/C 42-50584 on August 6/7, 1944.


Units served with

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 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...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...


  • 42-50584

    B-24 Liberator
    Returned from operations and crash landed on Carpetbaggers mission on August 6/7, 1944.


Event Location Date
Born Mansfield, Missouri
Transferred May 1944

Transferred to 801st BG

Returned 7 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
26 April 2020 19:56:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2019 09:58:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and unit associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Roster list in Healy's book (1947)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:25 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Chronology Supplements p. 540 and 188 , / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia