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351st Bombardment Group Memorial

 
 
351st Bombardment Group Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
1. 351st Bombardment Group Memorial
Inscription.
This Memorial is Dedicated to the Men who During World War II Served with the 351st Bombardment Group (H) from May 1943 to June 1945

Based at Polebrook England, while flying B-17 type aircraft, they carried the air war deep into enemy occupied Europe and the enemy's homeland. They Served with Honor to Preserve World Peace

1943 † † 1945


( plaque at the base )
In honor of those who served in the 351st Bombardment Group (H)
8th Air Force Polebrook England
508th Bomb Sqdn ∑ 509th Bomb Sqdn ∑ 510th Bomb Sqdn ∑ 511th Bomb Sqdn
311 combat missions over occupied Europe May 14, 1943 — April 20, 1945
175 B-17 Flying Fortresses and crews lost; 303 enemy aircraft destroyed.
Awards
Medals of Honor: 2/Lt Walter E. Truemper & S/Sgt Archibald Mathies
Distinguished Unit Citations (2)
Commanding Officers
Col. William A. Hatcher ∑ Col. Eugene A. Romig ∑ Col. Robert W. Burns ∑ Col. Merlin I. Carter
Dedicated October 9, 1982

 
Erected 1982.
 
Location. 39° 46.818′ N, 84° 6.696′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Springfield Street
351st Bombardment Group Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
2. 351st Bombardment Group Memorial
( plaque at the base )
and Bong Street, on the right when traveling east on Springfield Street. Touch for map. Located in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Order of Daedalians (here, next to this marker); 353rd Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); Fourth Fighter Group Memorial (a few steps from this marker); B-26 Martin Marauder (a few steps from this marker); 21st Air Depot Group (a few steps from this marker); 442nd Troop Carrier Wing (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Bomb Group (H) (within shouting distance of this marker); 487th Bomb Group (H) Association (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. The 351st Bomb Group Association. (Submitted on March 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. 351st Bombardment Group, The Eighth Air Force Historical Society. (Submitted on March 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. 351st Bomb Group, American Air Museum in Britain. (Submitted on March 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
351st Bombardment Group Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
3. 351st Bombardment Group Memorial
351st Bombardment Group Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
4. 351st Bombardment Group Memorial
The back face of the memorial shows a “J” in a black triangle. This was the identification marking on the groupís B-17s.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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