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

Crew of Sugarfoot

Eighth Air Force

 
 
Crew of Sugarfoot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Crew of Sugarfoot Marker
Inscription.

100th Bomb Group   351st Squadron
       Dedicated to the Crew of B17-G
               Sugarfoot
Shot down over North Sea, 11 Dec. 43
enroute to Emden, Germany
1st Lt James R Haddox      P  KIA
1st Lt John L Wagner         CP  KIA
2nd Lt Albert C Warford      N  KIA
2nd Lt Ellsworth C Power  B  KIA
T/Sgt Nicholas A Tenaglia  E  KIA
T/Sgt Casimier J Kobis       RO  KIA
S/Sgt Gonzalo C Orta          BT  KIA
S/Sgt James A Grosskopf  RW  POW
S/Sgt Kendall Morrow         LW  KIA
S/Sgt Lyle S Jones              TG  KIA
S/Sgt Robert D Abney        TG  WIA

Never To Be Forgotten
 
Location. 32° 6.955′ N, 81° 14.254′ 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. 93rd BG   482nd BG (P)  389th BG (here, next to this marker); "Nye's Annihilators" (here, next to this marker); The Fighting Scouts Of The 8th Air Force (here, next to
Crew of Sugarfoot image. Click for full size.
By 100th BG Photo archives, `
2. Crew of Sugarfoot
this marker); Stanley's Stalwarts (here, next to this marker); Swiss Tribute to WW II Combat Aircrewmen USAAF (here, next to this marker); Lt. J E Bass Pilot and Crew (here, next to this marker); Crew Of Fritz Blitz (here, next to this marker); Pandora's Box (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
Regarding Crew of Sugarfoot. It is established that Sgt Lyle Jones was a replacement on the mission of 11 Dec 43 to Emeden. However, a statement by James Grosskopf, the crew's only survivor, reads in effect that they joined the 390th BG and were #3 ship in one element of that group. The ship was damaged, whether from flak or fighters is unknown, and "everyone was out of oxygen." Ship crashed into the North Sea off Norderney Island. Some in cockpit & nose may have bailed out since Gorsskopf saw several chutes in the air before he jumped; but apparently those from the radio room back were unconscious from lack of oxygen. Grosskpf adds that a Captains Warren and Liefson of the 390th landed on the same island as he and were taken POW with him. The engineer from Capts Warren and Liefson's
Crew of Sugarfoot Marker, indicated by white arrow, on Wall of Heroes image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. Crew of Sugarfoot Marker, indicated by white arrow, on Wall of Heroes
crew landed in the North Sea and drowned. Grosskopf could not recall his name. Capt Liefson was Sqd Navigator and Capt Warren was group Navigator of the 390th. A notation in MACR states Lt Albert Warford's body washed ashore 17 Mar 1944. (the100thBG)
 
Also see . . .  100th Bombardment Group (Heavy). The 100th BG from June 1943 to January 1944 concentrated its efforts against airfields, submarine facilities and aircraft industries in France and Germany. (Submitted on August 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
100th Bomb Group Banner image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. 100th Bomb Group Banner
Crew of Sugarfoot Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. Crew of Sugarfoot 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 306 times since then and 3 times this year. 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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