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The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F.

 
 
The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F. Marker


Inscription.
In Memory Of Our Comrades Killed In
Action And Those From The Group And
Support Units Who Have Followed
Them In The Years Since VE-Day

Commanders: Col John B Henry, Col William C Clark
First Combat Mission: 30 April 1944 - Last Combat Mission: 21 April 1945
Total Combat Missions: 264 - Enemy Aircraft Destroyed: 657
Group Pilots KIA: 61 - Group Pilots MIA/POW 40 - Group Aces: 48


The plaque below is a reproduction of the 339th memorial
standing on the site of the airfield at Fowlmere, Cambs.
England.

(Below)
The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F.
From April 1944 Until October 1945

flew off the grass of Manor Farm to join our Allies in victory over Hitler's forces in Europe. To the American men and women of this unit the village of Fowlmere gave the hospitality and support that made of those trying times a fond memory. Here was our Haven in that war.

This plaque is dedicated to all who
served in the 339th Fighter Group
and its supporting units and to their
tireless providing of the Mustang
sorties launched from here in the
allied cause of freedom. God
bless all who knew those times
and this place.
339 FTR. GRP. ASSN 1985
Station
F 378
The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F. Marker

 
Location. 32° 6.934′ N, 81° 14.247′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Click for map. Located adjacent to I-95, Georgia exit 102, (US 80 east), at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler GA 31322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Hell's Angels" - "Might in Flight" 303rd Bombardment Group (H) (here, next to this marker); 801st / 492nd Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); 2nd Lt Louis Howard Bourgeault (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Strategic Air Depot (a few steps from this marker); "P T's Pirates" (a few steps from this marker); Destiny's Tot (a few steps from this marker); 445th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (a few steps from this marker); B-24 Big Banner (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  339th Fighter Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. ...The group provided fighter cover over the Channel and the coast of Normandy during the invasion of France in Jun 1944. Strafed and dive-bombed vehicles, locomotives, marshalling yards, antiaircraft batteries, and troops while Allied forces fought to break out of the beachhead in France. ... (Submitted on May 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
The 339th FTR Grp, lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. The 339th FTR Grp, lower Marker
a reproduction of the 339th memorial standing on the site of the airfield at Fowlmere, Cambs. England.
 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F. Marker
ranked 1st in the 8th Air Force Fighter Command in combat efficiency for the average number of enemy aircraft destroyed per mission
The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F. Marker found at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F. Marker found 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 284 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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