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

World's Top Mustang Ace

 
 
World's Top Mustang Ace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. World's Top Mustang Ace Marker
Inscription.
George E. Preddy, Jr.
World's Top Mustang Ace

487th Fighter Squadron Crew
Chief: S/Sgt Lew Lunn
Asst: Cpl Red McVay
Arm: Sgt M.G. Kuhaneck

328th Fighter Squadron Crew
Chief: S/Sgt Arthur Snyder
Asst: Sgt Bill Kiltie
Arm: Cpl Harold Kantor

 
Location. 32° 6.955′ N, 81° 14.243′ 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. Merle C. Olmsted (here, next to this marker); 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) (here, next to this marker); Capt. Alfred L. Goodman (here, next to this marker); 96th BG 339th BS - Shot Down (here, next to this marker); Silver Chief (here, next to this marker); "Stubborn Jean" (here, next to this marker); To The War Time Mothers of America (a few steps from this marker); 1st Lt Harlan Leroy Cook (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .
1. Preddy Memorial Foundation.
George E. Preddy, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Preddy Memorial Foundation, `
2. George E. Preddy, Jr.
Preddy grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. Before the war, he was a barnstormer pilot. In 1940, he made 3 attempts to join the US Navy and was rejected each time because of physical problems. Dejected, he returned to barnstorming. During the summer of 1940, he tried to join the USAAF and passed all the tests. ... (Submitted on July 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Major George Preddy, USAAF, Wikipedia entry. ... On August 6, 1944, Preddy claimed six German Luftwaffe fighters in a single sortie. Preddy was killed by "friendly fire" on the morning of December 25, 1944 .... (Submitted on July 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
World's Top Mustang Ace Marker, indicated by white arrow, seen on Wall of Heroes image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. World's Top Mustang Ace Marker, indicated by white arrow, seen on Wall of Heroes
World's Top Mustang Ace Marker found at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. World's Top Mustang Ace 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 276 times since then and 6 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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