Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lt. Alpheus L. Kilmer Crew
Eighth Air Force
—Aircraft type : B-17G serial number: 42-107207 —
Shot Down May 30, 1944
P A L Kilmer POW
CP J M Hunter POW
N W C Griggs POW
B J H Wilson POW
RO R L Brooks KIA
E/TT D F Deitsch POW
BT E M Gormley KIA
TG A M Manisi KIA
LWG R G Hicks POW
RWG J S Alexander POW
Location. 32° 6.952′ N, 81° 14.25′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Touch 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. 1st Lt. Harlan Leroy Cook (here, next to this marker); Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March (here, next to this marker); 55th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); "Hard 17" (here, next to this marker); Sittin' Pretty (here, next to this marker); Crew Of Fritz Blitz (here, next to this marker); 486th Bombardment Group (H) (here, next to this marker); To The War Time Mothers of America (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
Regarding Lt. Alpheus L. Kilmer Crew.
Person believed to have last knowledge of missing aircraft :
George L. La Fevor 2nd Lt. 0-752001 614th
Charles K. Fidler S/Sgt. 13108273 614th
Russell E. Bilyeu Sgt. 16122333 614th
On this operation we were flying low Squadron and only the low Squadron was hit by enemy fighters.
The plane was hit by single engine fighters about 11:10, just after target.
The plane flipped over on its back and went into a flat spin.
Six chutes were seen to come out before it crashed into the ground and exploded.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.