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The Digression Podcast

Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. This is their podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

Sep 3, 2021

One of the best-kept secrets of World War II was the CARPETBAGGERS, the code name for a joint OSS-8th Air Force covert ops unit. Assisting French underground groups, American Airmen flew agents and supplies to those resistance forces. They flew specially modified, black-painted B-24’s, C-47’s, A-26’s, and British Mosquitoes to carry out these clandestine operations. They flew by night dropping spies and supplies during moonlit skies from late 1943 until the end of the war in Europe. They are among WWII’s unsung heroes.

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