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Tribute to Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin

 
 
Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2013
1. Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin Marker



Inscription. This plaque is placed in honor of Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin who parachuted into the Dordogne Region of France on the night of June 10, 1944 to help French Partison troops distrupt the enemy following the invasion at Normandy and the family of Bertrand Davezac who provided shelter and refuge for Captain Austin and Sargeant Berlin at their Chateau Goursac

Placed in the Memorial Garden this 8th Day of April, 2003
By the Board of Directors of
Mighty Eighth Heritage Museum

 
Location. 32° 6.96′ N, 81° 14.255′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Bourne Avenue, on the left when traveling north. 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. A Crew Of Sky Queen (here, next to this marker); The Weixler's (here, next to this marker); Arky - Missy G   Crew (here, next to this marker); Lt. J E Bass Pilot and Crew (here, next to this marker);
Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin Marker at lower right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2013
2. Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin Marker at lower right
Swiss Tribute to WW II Combat Aircrewmen USAAF (here, next to this marker); Stanley's Stalwarts (here, next to this marker); "Nye's Annihilators" (here, next to this marker); 93rd BG   482nd BG (P)  389th BG (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Augusta Chronicle, Originally created 05/31/04, The Rev. Dr. Jacob Boris Berlin (AUGUSTA,Ga.). "...After the onset of World War II, Fr. Berlin enlisted in 1943, becoming an expert radio operator. Recruited by the Office of Strategic Services for clandestine operations, he received training for and became a Jedburgh. After initial training, his group sailed on the Queen Mary for England. There, they were formed into three-man teams to fight with the French Resistance forces.... On his team, Team Ammonia, were Lt. Benton MacDonald Austin of Savannah, Ga., and Lt. Raymond LeCompte of France...." (Submitted on March 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Vassar, the Alumnae/i Quarterly ...Jack Berlin '50. On June 10, 1944, Sergeant Jacob (Jack) Berlin ’50, from New York City, Captain MacDonald Austin, from Savannah, Georgia, and Frenchman Captain Raymond LeCompte parachuted into the Perigord region of southwest
Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin Marker at  the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2013
3. Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin Marker at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
France to work with the French Resistance. In 2002, those three men were honored in the small town of Sainte-Nathalene. A local French newspaper reported on the unveiling and dedication of the monument (Submitted on March 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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