Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Crew of Sugarfoot
Eighth Air Force
100th Bomb Group 351st Squadron
Dedicated to the Crew of B17-G
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. Located adjacent to I-95, Georgia exit 102, (US 80 east), at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 Bourne Avenue, 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. 93rd BG 482nd BG (P) 389th BG (here, next to this marker); "Nye's Annihilators" (here, next The Fighting Scouts Of The 8th Air Force (here, next to 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). Touch for a list and map 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
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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.