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36th Bomb Squadron



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  • 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,...

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  • 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


Station Location Date
Based Harrington



  • James Abell

    Military | Navigator

  • Joseph Adams

    Military | Sergeant

  • Don Albinson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 482nd Bomb Group

  • Joseph Alves

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Transferred 36th BS (RCM)

  • George Ambrose

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Assigned to 36BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Loire Department in B-24 42-40997 28-Apr-44; A/C Hit a hill near the Drop Zone, crashed (broke into four main parts), and caught fire at St-Cyr-de-Valorges, in the Loire Department, France....

  • George Amos

    Military | Sergeant

  • John Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant

  • Ernest Ashby

    Military | Sergeant

  • Samuel Bachner

    Military | Sergeant

  • Leonard Backer

    Military | Sergeant

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  • 42-30177 Charlene

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Gore Fd 27/4/43; Cheyenne 2/5/43; Sioux City 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 as CHARLENE; 15m transferred RCM 803BS Sculthorpe 19/1/44; Oulton 16/5/44; 36BS Cheddington...

  • 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 Screamin' Mimi

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51232 Jig's Up

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51239 'The Uninvited'

    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
    Shot down by Flak on Carpetbagger mission "OSRIC 81 DZ" over Belgium. Crashed near La Hulpe, Belgium. Pilot : 1st Lt Kenneth Pratt (evaded); Co-Pilot : 2nd Lt Ralph Leindorf (wounded; POW); Navigator : 2nd Lt Russell J. Byrne Jr (died from wounds);...

  • 42-63792

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-72873 Raggedy Ann II, Star Spangled Hell

    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. ...

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

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

Capt William Neller

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

Type added.

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

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)