On January 4, 1944, Heflin piloted the first Carpetbagger
B-24 mission to drop supplies to the French Resistance, but operational progress was slow during the January-March period.
In July 1998 it fought off a conversion attempt and has drawn up battle lines against windfall seeking carpetbaggers
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Societies put up defences against carpetbaggers
as queues of new customers brought branches to a standstill.
The B&B has seen a queue of carpetbaggers
- speculators who lodge savings then lobby for conversion in the hope of a windfall.
I have suffered from the carpetbagger
tag which the board put in the members' minds and the threat of demutualisation is a good spur but the days of conversions are long gone.
After failing to force Britain's biggest building society to change status, the carpetbaggers
are eyeing cash-rich friendly societies and insurance companies.
They have rejected the carpetbaggers
once before and I am sure they will do so again.
Hayden has become agitated over the carpetbagger
accusations, saying he has rented an apartment in Sherman Oaks and will buy a house in the district if he is elected.
Mr Naughton-Doe has denied being carpetbagger
and said he would devote any windfall payment that came his way to charity.
Hayden's opponents have tried to label him a carpetbagger
for moving to the district sheerly to run for office.
These findings are timely because Nationwide's six million members are being asked to vote on whether they want a carpetbagger
on the board.