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

“Hard 17”

Eighth Air Force

 
 
"Hard 17" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. "Hard 17" Marker
Inscription.
   401st          614th
Bomb Group   Squadron
"Hard 17"
R.J. Andrews    B
D.H.Campbell    LWG
J. Griset              N
J.A. Gruman       P
W.W. Harwell      BT
K.M. Jacobson  RO
L.T. Melton          CP
R.R. Ruhmann   TG
H.H. Shanks        RWG
E.M. Snyder        ENG

"Hard 17" Crash Landed On Continent 10/01/45 And Was Scrapped

 
Erected by R.J. Andrews and Family.
 
Location. 32° 6.953′ N, 81° 14.251′ 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. Crew Of Fritz Blitz (here, next to this marker); Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March (here, next to this marker); 55th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); Sittin' Pretty (here, next to this marker); Lt. Alpheus L. Kilmer Crew (here, next to this marker); 486th Bombardment Group (H)
"Hard 17" Marker, indicated by white arrow image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. "Hard 17" Marker, indicated by white arrow
(here, next to this marker); Pandora's Box (here, next to this marker); 1st Lt Harlan Leroy Cook (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  401st Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. Operated chiefly against strategic targets, bombing industries, submarine facilities, shipyards, missile sites, marshalling yards, and airfields; (Submitted on September 14, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
401 BG Banner image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. 401 BG Banner
"Hard 17" Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. "Hard 17" 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 275 times since then and 4 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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