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Rackheath Station 145

467th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

 
 
Rackheath Station 145 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Rackheath Station 145 Marker


Inscription.
(South face)
2nd Air Division 8th Air Force
United States Army Air Force

Under the Command of
Colonel Albert Shower
Flew 212 Combat Missions
5538 Aircraft Sorties
With losses of 235 airmen 46 aircraft
in B24 Liberator Bombers from this airfield
from March 11th 1944 to July 5th 1945
Over 5000 American Airmen stationed here
Made a major contribution to the defeat
of Nazi Germany in World War II

Dedicated October 23, 1999
The Four Hundred and Sixty Seventh
Bombardment Group (Heavy) Association Ltd

(West Face)
788th
Bomb Sqd (H)
789th
Bomb Sqd (H)

(East face)
790th
Bomb Sqd (H)
791st
Bomb Sqd (H)

(North face)
Rackhealth Station 145
Air Field Map


 
Location. 32° 6.962′ N, 81° 14.231′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from 175 Bourne Avenue.. Click for map. Located adjacent to I-95, Georgia exit 102, (US 80 east), at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Pooler GA 31322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War (a
Rackheath Station 145 467th Bombardment Group Marker, south face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. Rackheath Station 145 467th Bombardment Group Marker, south face
few steps from this marker); 355th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); Black Thursday    Oct 14 1943 (a few steps from this marker); 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) (a few steps from this marker); Merle C. Olmsted (a few steps from this marker); 96th BG 339th BS - Shot Down (a few steps from this marker); Capt. Alfred L. Goodman (a few steps from this marker); World's Top Mustang Ace (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  Eighth Air Force Historical Society-467th Bombardment Group (Heavy). ... Bombed shore installations and bridges near Cherbourg on D-Day, 6 Jun 1944. ... Attacked German communications and fortifications during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945. ... (Submitted on April 10, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Rackheath Station 145 Marker, west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. Rackheath Station 145 Marker, west face
788th
Bomb Sqd (H)
789th
Bomb Sqd (H)
Rackheath Station 145 Marker, east face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. Rackheath Station 145 Marker, east face
790th
Bomb Sqd (H)
791st
Bomb Sqd (H)
Rackheath Station 145 Marker, North face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. Rackheath Station 145 Marker, North face
145 Air Field Map
467th Bombardment Group image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
6. 467th Bombardment Group
Col. Albert J. Shower
Commander
467th Bombardment Group 789-791 Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
7. 467th Bombardment Group 789-791 Squadron
Lead Crew
1944 - 1945
Capt Russell Scott
467th Bombardment Group 789th 791st Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
8. 467th Bombardment Group 789th 791st Squadron
Lead Crew
1944 - 1945
Capt Frank S Watson
467th Bombardment Group 791 Sq image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
9. 467th Bombardment Group 791 Sq
Geroco's Combat Crew
467th Bombardment Group 791 Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
10. 467th Bombardment Group 791 Squadron
Bullen's Boys
30 Missions
467th Bombardment Group 790th BS 2nd AD image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
11. 467th Bombardment Group 790th BS 2nd AD
Crew 57
467th Bombardment Group 790Sq image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
12. 467th Bombardment Group 790Sq
Crew 58
467th Bombardment Group 789th Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
13. 467th Bombardment Group 789th Squadron
Capt Ross Voyles Pilot
467th Bombardment Group 788 / 791 BS image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
14. 467th Bombardment Group 788 / 791 BS
Sweeney's Crew
"Perfect Lady / Old Iron Pants"
467th Bombardment Group 789th Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
15. 467th Bombardment Group 789th Squadron
Pilot Delbert Mann and Crew
Rackheath Station 145 Marker, with nearby Chapel of the Fallen Eagles image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2012
16. Rackheath Station 145 Marker, with nearby Chapel of the Fallen Eagles
Rackheath Station 145 Marker, at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
17. Rackheath Station 145 Marker, at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   16, 17. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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