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The Fighting Scouts Of The 8th Air Force

 
 
The Fighting Scouts Of The 8th Air Force Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. The Fighting Scouts Of The 8th Air Force Marker
The group provided fighter cover for Allied forces landing in Normandy on 6 June 1944, and afterwards hit transportation facilities to cut enemy supply lines. Hit fuel dumps, locomotives, and other targets in support of ground forces during the breakthrough at Saint-Lô in July.
Inscription.  

Dedicated To
The Fighting Scouts
Of The 8th Air Force

Flight Operations and Ground Personnel
Of The Experimental, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Scouts
True Unsung Heroes Who Valiantly Served 1944-1945

Scouting Force Association 2001

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 32° 6.955′ N, 81° 14.253′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Memorial can be reached from 175 Bourne Avenue. Located adjacent to I-95, Georgia exit 102, (US 80 east), at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pooler GA 31322, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crew of Sugarfoot (here, next to this marker); 93rd BG   482nd BG (P)  389th BG (here, next to this marker); "Nye's Annihilators" (here, next to this marker); Pandora's Box (here, next to this marker); Stanley's Stalwarts (here, next to this marker); 486th Bombardment Group (H) (here, next
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to this marker); Crew Of Fritz Blitz (here, next to this marker); Swiss Tribute to WW II Combat Aircrewmen USAAF (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Regarding The Fighting Scouts Of The 8th Air Force.
Used the P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress for missions
During their 6 months of existence, the Eighth Air Force Scouting Forces lost 24 pilots: 9 in training and 15 in combat.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eighth Air Force Scouting Forces. The Scouting Forces were several fighter flights formed by Eighth Air Force during World War II with a mission to check for Anti-Aircraft (flak) sites; weather conditions, and for Luftwaffe interceptor airfields and units in advance of heavy bomber missions over Occupied Europe and Nazi Germany. (Submitted on March 29, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Scouting Force at Steeple Morden (F-122),. “Fighting Scouts of the Eighth Air Force 1944-1945” by Dick Atkins a brief history of how this fine organization came to life and how the Progenitor Scout Force (Experimental) and the derivative Second Scout Force came to be part of the Steeple Morden family supported by the 355th Fighter Group. (Submitted on March 29, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
The Fighting Scouts Of The 8th Air Force Marker seen at lower left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. The Fighting Scouts Of The 8th Air Force Marker seen at lower left
 
 
The Fighting Scouts Of The 8th Air Force Marker found at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. The Fighting Scouts Of The 8th Air Force Marker found at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 29, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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