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

Ol’ Buddy

8th Air Force

 
 
Ol' Buddy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Ol' Buddy Marker
Inscription.
First Crew - 20 Missions
34th Bomb Group   7th Squadron
Mendelsham, England
1944-1945

Killed in Action
1st Lt Leslie C Carter               Pilot
2nd Lt Robert A Koch              Co-Pilot
2nd Lt John J Russel               Navigator
1st Lt Joseph E Rozell             Bombardier
T Sgt Moe Hunt                          Flt/Eng
T Sgt Leonard W Guse            Radio
S Sgt Fernando A Barreda     Waist Gunner
S Sgt Robert C Behl                Ball Gun
Sole Survivor
S Sgt Cleveland J Romero  POW Tail Gun
Shot Down By Flak    14 January 1945

 
Location. 32° 6.965′ N, 81° 14.257′ 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. 7th Photo Recon Group (a few steps from this marker); A Crew Of Sky Queen (a few steps from this marker); Tribute to Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin (a few steps from this marker); The Weixler's
Ol' Buddy Marker indicated by white arrow, on Wall of Heroes image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. Ol' Buddy Marker indicated by white arrow, on Wall of Heroes
(a few steps from this marker); Arky - Missy G   Crew (a few steps from this marker); Lt. J E Bass Pilot and Crew (a few steps from this marker); Swiss Tribute to WW II Combat Aircrewmen USAAF (a few steps from this marker); Stanley's Stalwarts (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  34th Bombardment Group 8th Air Force Historical Society. ...supported ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945. (Submitted on July 25, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Ol' Buddy Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. Ol' Buddy Marker located 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 409 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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