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801st / 492nd Bomb Group

 
 
801st / 492nd Bomb Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. 801st / 492nd Bomb Group Marker
Carpetbaggers
Special Operations










Inscription.

Dedicated
To
The Men Of The
801st / 492nd Bomb Group
Carpetbaggers
Special Operations
And Its Supporting
Units


Col. C.J. Heflin
LTC R.W. Fish
LTC J.W. Dickerson
Squadrons:
36th/856th:
    LTC R.A. St. Clair
850th/857th:
    LTC J.W. Dickerson
406th/858th:
    LTC R.L. Boone
788th/859th:
    LTC L.M. McManus

18th Weather Det.
35th Station Compl. Sq.
352nd Service Sq.
1077th Signal Co.
1094th QM Co.

1139 MP Co.
1561st Ordnance Co.

The Air Arm
Of The Office
Of Strategic Services


       Belgium
       Denmark
       Holland
       France
       Norway
       Italy/The Balkans
       Germany

Organized in England
as the
801st Bomb Group (Prov)
1943-1944
Redesignated as the
492nd Bomb Group (H)
1944-1945

Number of Sorties - 3000
O.S.S. Agents dropped - 556
Tonnage to Underground - 4,511
Night Bombing Missions - 21

Losses
26 Aircraft - 208 Men

Dedicated
October, 1998
The 801st/492nd
Bombardment Group Association

 
Location. 32° 
801st / 492nd Bomb Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. 801st / 492nd Bomb Group Marker
6.934′ N, 81° 14.244′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from 175 Bourne Avenue. Touch for map. Located adjacent to I-95, Georgia exit 102, (US 80 east), at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Pooler GA 31322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Hell's Angels" - "Might in Flight" 303rd Bombardment Group (H) (here, next to this marker); The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F. (here, next to this marker); 2nd Lt Louis Howard Bourgeault (here, next to this marker); 2nd Strategic Air Depot (a few steps from this marker); "P T's Pirates" (a few steps from this marker); Destiny's Tot (a few steps from this marker); 392nd Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); 56th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  The 801st / 492nd Bomb Group - Carpetbagger Aviation Museum (with Photos). ...known as Operation Carpetbagger and they would be working in close liaison with the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) organisation* which, up until then, had been solely responsible for such operations,... *Organisation. British variant of organization (Submitted on March 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
801st / 492nd Bomb Group image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. 801st / 492nd Bomb Group
1944-1945
L/C Frank (Mac) McDonald
492nd Bomb Group 858th Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. 492nd Bomb Group 858th Squadron
"The Uninvited"
(8 KIA 19 May 1944
492nd Bomb Group 859th Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. 492nd Bomb Group 859th Squadron
Superwolf
Down over Bernberg, Germany 7 July 1944
(7 KIA * 3 POW)
801st / 492nd Bomb Group Marker at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
6. 801st / 492nd Bomb Group Marker at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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