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448th Bomb Group

2nd Air Division
8th Air Force

 
 
448th Bomb Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. 448th Bomb Group Marker
Inscription.
We came from all states of the
United States of America.
Some were so young, just out of high school,
But most in their late teens or young twenties.
Eager to do what they could to Preserve Freedom

We quickly learned our skills and formed the
448th Bomb Group of the Mighty 8th Air Force
based at Seething, England.

First mission - Osnabruck, Germany - 22 Dec 1943
Last mission - Salzburg, Austria - 25 April 1945

Combat Missions
265 Missions Flown - -7,343 Total Sorties
15,286 Tons Bombs Dropped
and
140 Tons of Supplies

Combat Casualties
146 Bombers
460 Aircrew Members Lost
950 Prisoners of War or Evaders

(Back side)
448th Bomb Group (H)
Activated May 1, 1943
Air Combat Units
448th Group (H) Headquarters
712th Squadron (H)
713th Squadron (H)
714th Squadron (H)
715th Squadron (H)
Trained at Wendover, Utah and Sioux City, Iowa
Staged at Herington, Kansas and flew the
southern route, arriving Station 146
Seething, England on December 1, 1943
Assigned to the 2nd Bomb Division and with the
B24 Heavy Bomber 93rd and 446th Groups formed
the 20th Combat Wing
Supported by Ground Units
58th
448th Bomb Group Marker back side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. 448th Bomb Group Marker back side
Station Complement Squadron
1596th Ordnance Supply And Maintenance Company
1232nd Quarter Master Company
2102nd Engineer Aviation Fire Fighters Platoon
862nd Chemical Company Air Operations
1193rd Military Police Company
459th Sub Depot
262nd Medical Dispensary (Aviation)

 
Location. 32° 6.925′ N, 81° 14.215′ 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. 457th Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 93rd Bomb Group (H) In Memory Of (a few steps from this marker); 904th Signal Co. Depot AVN (a few steps from this marker); Patsy Ann II (a few steps from this marker); 446th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); 20th Fighter Gp (within shouting distance of this marker); 384th Bombardment Group (within shouting distance of this marker); 392nd Bomb Group (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
Regarding 448th Bomb Group. on D-Day attacked coastal defenses and choke points. Struck enemy positions
448th Bomb Group 712 Sq image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. 448th Bomb Group 712 Sq
Homan's "Red Caps" Crew
to assist the Allied offensive at Caen and the breakthrough at St Lo in Jul.
 
Also see . . .  448th Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. ... served primarily as a strategic bombardment organization, hitting such targets as aircraft factories in Gotha, ball-bearing plants in Berlin, an airfield at Hanau, U-boat facilities at Kiel, a chemical plant at Ludwigshafen, synthetic oil refineries at Politz, aircraft engine plants at Rostock, marshalling yards at Cologne, and a buzz-bomb assembly plant at Fallersleben.... (Submitted on June 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
448th Bomb Group 714 BS image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. 448th Bomb Group 714 BS
Crew 55
T J Keene Pilot
448th Bomb Group 712 Sq image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. 448th Bomb Group 712 Sq
Slick Chick Crew
448th Bomb Group 713th Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
6. 448th Bomb Group 713th Squadron
No Love No Nothing
448th Bomb Group 713 Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
7. 448th Bomb Group 713 Squadron
Second Air Division
Radar Pathfinders
448th Bomb Group 715 Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
8. 448th Bomb Group 715 Squadron
Crew # 4996
In Memory of John E. D. Grunow image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
9. In Memory of John E. D. Grunow
Columbia University Harvard Law School
His Military career began as a member
of the Horse Cavalry under
Major George Patton. He was an Army
Air Corps flight instructor at Wright Field
Assistant Group Operations Officer
448th Bombardment Group 1943
John E. D. Grunow was shot down
in March, 1944
His post war career Vice President
Martin Marietta Corporation, and
President Natural Resources Division.
448th Bomb Group Stained glass window at nearby Chapel of the Fallen Eagles image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
10. 448th Bomb Group Stained glass window at nearby Chapel of the Fallen Eagles
448th Bomb Group Marker found at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
11. 448th Bomb Group 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 645 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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