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Blitzing Betsy

Eighth Air Force

 
 
Blitzing Betsy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Blitzing Betsy Marker
Group Mission 76 , Target: Berlin, Germany
Crashed Zwartemeer , Netherlands
Inscription.
3/6/44
388 Bomb GP   562nd Sqdn
P  1Lt Lowell H. Watts            POW
CP 1Lt Robert M. Kennedy     POW
N  1Lt Emmett J. Murphy       POW
B  1st Lt Edward J Kelley       POW
AE TSgt Joe B. Ramsey          POW
RO TSgt Ivan N. Finkle          POW
BT SSgt Robert M. Sweeney   KIA
LW SSgt Donald W. Taylor     KIA
RW SSgt Raymond E. Hess   KIA
TG SSgt H. A. Brassfield       KIA

 
Location. 32° 6.906′ N, 81° 14.234′ 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. In Memory Of...Best Of Friends (here, next to this marker); 447th Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); Our Beloved Brothers (here, next to this marker); Lt. Colonel James A. Verinis (here, next to this marker); Butler's Bums (here, next to this marker); The Duchess (here, next to this marker); 305th Bomb Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 452nd Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
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Blitzing Betsy image. Click for full size.
By 388BG. org
2. Blitzing Betsy
Watts crew
Back row from left to right
Lowell Watts - Pilot
Robert Kennedy - Copilot
Emmet Murphy - Navigator
Joe Kelley - Bombardier

Front row from left to right
Joe Ramsey - Engineer
R. E. Hess - Waist Gunner
Ivan Finkle - Radio Operator
R. H. Sweeney - Ball Turret
Harold A. Brassfield - Tail Gunner
Donald Taylor - Waist Gunner
 388th Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. Targets included industries, naval installations, oil storage plants, refineries, and communications centers in Germany, France, Poland, Belgium, Norway, Rumania, and Holland. (Submitted on September 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Blitzing Betsy Marker as indicated by white arrow image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. Blitzing Betsy Marker as indicated by white arrow
Blitzing Betsy Marker at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. Blitzing Betsy Marker 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 309 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   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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