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Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

453rd Bomb Group

 
 
453rd Bomb Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. 453rd Bomb Group Marker
Inscription.
In Memory Of
The Dauntless And Courageous
Airmen Of The
453rd Liberator B-24
Bomb Group

      Ramsay D Potts, Col
      Commanding

 
Location. 32° 6.944′ N, 81° 14.228′ 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. 479th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 493rd Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); 364th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); James H. Doolittle (a few steps from this marker); 356th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); Lace's Aces (a few steps from this marker); WW II Bombardiers (a few steps from this marker); 487th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  453rd Bombardment Group - Mighty Eighth Air Force Historical Society. ... Targets included a fuel depot at Dulmen, marshalling yards at Paderborn, aircraft assembly plants at Gotha, railroad centers
453rd Bomb Group Crew 25 Station 144 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. 453rd Bomb Group Crew 25 Station 144
Corky's Crew
at Hamm, an ordnance depot at Glinde, oil refineries at Gelsenkirchen, chemical works at Leverkusen, an airfield at Neumunster, a canal at Minden, and a railroad viaduct at Altenbeken. ... (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
453rd Bomb Group 732 BS image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. 453rd Bomb Group 732 BS
Second Bomb Division
Crew
Pilot- Robert J Crowley
"Save all who dare the Eagles flight" Stained glass window at the nearby Chapel of the Fallen Eagles image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. "Save all who dare the Eagles flight" Stained glass window at the nearby Chapel of the Fallen Eagles
"Eternal Father, Strong to Save" The original hymn was written in 1860 by William Whiting of Winchester, England
U.S. Episcopal Church version- alternate lyrics- version in the 1940 Hymnal were written by the American Bishop Robert Nelson Spencer (1877–1961) and published in 1937.
Stanza 3:
O Spirit, whom the Father sent
To spread abroad the firmament.
Oh wind of heaven, by Thy might
Save all who dare the eagle's flight.
And keep them by thy watchful care
From every peril in the air

(The Circle J insignia of the 453rd Bomb Group is seen on the airplane)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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