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   8.6.2004


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Modern-Day Carpetbagger
Wide World Press news photo, dated April 9, 1940

A member of a British Royal Air Force "Carpetbagger"" flight prepares to drop propaganda leaflets over Prague, Czechoslovakia. Note the bales of leaflets behind the airman. The "Carpetbaggers" participated in many covert operations, including psychological warfare and inserting spies into occupied Europe. More information on RAF Carpetbagger operations can be found here; information about USAAF Carpetbagger operations is here.

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