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Near Andersonville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

27th Bombardment Group

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
1. 27th Bombardment Group Marker
Inscription.

27th Bombardment Group
United States Army Air Corps
1225 airmen of the 27th Bombardment Group (L) left Savannah, Georgia and arrived in Manila, Philippine Islands on 20 Nov 1941. Their dive bombers did not arrive in time to stem the Japanese attack which began on 8 Dec 1941.

When U.S. forces were ordered to evacuate Manila and its airfields these airmen went into the Bataan Peninsula and formed the 2nd Provisional Air Corps Regiment, Infantry. They fought gallantly as infantrymen while holding a front line sector.

Those who survived the bitter battle were ordered to surrender on 9 Apr 1942. They were then subjected to the horrors of the “Bataan Death March”, followed by three and one half years of brutal treatment as prisoners, and to the ultimate bestiality of the “Hell Ships” from which so few survived.

In honor and memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and to help restore the human dignity which was so cruelly stolen from them this plaque is respectfully dedicated.

May they rest in peace with God
 
Location. 32° 11.837′ N, 84° 7.632′ W. Marker is near Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker can be reached from Prison Site Road, on the left when traveling
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
2. 27th Bombardment Group Marker
The marker is the middle marker in this group of three, located on the southwestern portion of the patio to the south of the Andersonville National Historic Site visitors center.
east. Touch for map. The marker is affixed to the exterior wall of the patio to the south of the National Prisoner of War Museum at the Andersonville National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oflag 64 Prisoners of War (here, next to this marker); American Ex-Prisoners of War (here, next to this marker); This Was Andersonville (a few steps from this marker); To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battling Bastards of Bataan (within shouting distance of this marker); Earthwork Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); National Prisoner of War Museum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Also see . . .  American POWs on Japanese Ships Take a Voyage into Hell. Describing a 'Hell Ship', one survivor said, "The prisoners had been so crowded in these other holds that they couldn't even get air to breathe. They went crazy, cut and bit each other through the arms and legs and sucked their blood. In order to keep from being murdered, many had
27th Bombardment Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
3. 27th Bombardment Group Marker
The marker is the middle marker in this group of three markers, with a portion of the memorial artwork to the right.
to climb the ladders and were promptly shot by guards. Between twenty and thirty prisoners had died of suffocation or were murdered during the night."
(Submitted on January 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on February 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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