The B-24 Liberator, Secret Mission Operation Carpetbagger Revealed

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Called the "workhorse of the Army Air Corp" during WW II, the B-24 Liberator holds an important place in history. My co-author and dear friend Royce A. Fulmer was one of the most experienced Liberator flight engineers at that time. As is made clear in our book, "A Drop in the NIght, the Life and Secret Mission of a WW II Airman," this plane accomplished amazing feats thanks to the efforts of amazing people.

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The "Hohenstaufen" was not a very highly photographed unit, and pictures of this formation are hard to come by. However, this is strange when you consider the impact this unit.

The purpose of the operation Carpetbagger project was to fly "Special Operations" to deliver supplies to resistance groups in enemy occupied countries

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The purpose of the operation Carpetbagger project was to fly "Special Operations" to deliver supplies to resistance groups in enemy occupied countries

Carpetbaggers - BY MOONLIGHT - (THE SECRET WAR BEHIND THE LINES)

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DAYTON, Ohio -- Operation CARPETBAGGER exhibit in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The CARPETBAGGERS dropped all types of supplies to the resistance forces in Europe: radios, batteries for radios, weapons, ammunition, first aid supplies, food, clothing, and many other daily necessities. However, they also delivered items used in the world of espionage agents. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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Consolidated B-24 Carpetbaggers (OSS secret operatives) Liberator, tailcode “K” on a hard stand at Harrington. Note that the B-24 is painted a solid gloss black that afforded maximum camouflage at night. The forward guns (or turret, later) and ball turret were removed from the 492nd Liberators. National Archives photo

Hollywood legend James Stewart was considered too old, too light and too famous to fight in the United States Army Air Force in World War II. This didn’t stop him, and with a great deal of de…

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The / Bomb Group. Both men and women served as spies behind enemy lines. parachuting from the low flying Liberator under cover of darkness.

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Lt Col Clifford Heflin and the aircrews of 22nd Anti-Submarine Squadron had just arrived at the Devonshire Airfield at Dunkeswell.

The / Bomb Group; The success of the Carpetbagger Mission depended on the work of many people. While the Crews slept during the day, their Liberators were loaded with supplies requested by Resistance fighters: guns, medical supplies, ammunition.

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Lt Col Clifford Heflin and the aircrews of 22nd Anti-Submarine Squadron had just arrived at the Devonshire Airfield at Dunkeswell.

Lt Col Clifford Heflin and the aircrews of Anti-Submarine Squadron had just arrived at the Devonshire Airfield at Dunkeswell.

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Lt Col Clifford Heflin and the aircrews of 22nd Anti-Submarine Squadron had just arrived at the Devonshire Airfield at Dunkeswell.

The / Bomb Group: A rare photo of a modified Liberator used for Operation Carpetbagger. Because the mission was Top Secret, photos were taken only by the official photographer assigned to the mission. Ww2 Photos, Rare Photos, Army, England, Group, History, Gi Joe, Historia, Military

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Lt Col Clifford Heflin and the aircrews of 22nd Anti-Submarine Squadron had just arrived at the Devonshire Airfield at Dunkeswell.

Lt Col Clifford Heflin and the aircrews of Anti-Submarine Squadron had just arrived at the Devonshire Airfield at Dunkeswell. Drop Zone, Ww2 Photos, Us Army, Design Elements, Aviation, Museum, Group, History, Elements Of Design

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Lt Col Clifford Heflin and the aircrews of 22nd Anti-Submarine Squadron had just arrived at the Devonshire Airfield at Dunkeswell.

History of Harrington Airfield; The aerial view of the top secret base used by the Carpetbaggers. Air Force Bases, Aerial View, History, England, Google Search, Top, Historia, England Uk, History Activities

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Harrington airfield, known as Station 179 during WW2, was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army as a Class A airfield

Consolidated Liberator Bomber at Sunset ~ Andrew Hughes of Masqueman Photography and Design - Atlanta, GA Plane And Pilot, Graphic Design Projects, Pilots, World War, Wwii, Planes, Fighter Jets, Atlanta, Sunset

Consolidated B-24 Liberator Bomber at Sunset

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A Drop in the Night: The Life and Secret Mission of a World War II Airman

A Drop in the Night: The Life and Secret Mission of a World War II Airman

A Drop in the Night: The Life and Secret Mission of a World War II Airman - Kindle edition by Fulmer, Royce, Rademacher, Thea. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Drop in the Night: The Life and Secret Mission of a World War II Airman.