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Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March

“Wham! Bam! Thank you, Ma'm”

 

—491st Bomb Group (H) 854th Squadron —

 
Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March Marker image. Click for more information.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March Marker

The tragic story of a B-24 crew attacked by an enraged German mob, and the resulting postwar trial that sent five civilians to the gallows. (Photos of New Memorial in Russelsheim , included)
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Inscription.
Forever In Our Memory
The Crew Of
"Wham! Bam! Thank you, Ma'm"
Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March
August 26, 1944

2nd Lt. Norman J. Rogers Jr.            P
2nd Lt. John N. Sekul                        CP
F/O Haigus Tufenkjia                      B/N
S/Sgt. Forest W. Brininstool (POW)  E
S/Sgt. Thomas D. Williams, Jr          RO
Sgt. William M. Adams (POW)        NG
Sgt. William A. Dumont                    BG
Sgt. Elmore J. Austin                    LWG
Sgt. Sidney E. Brown (POW)            TG

 
Location. 32° 6.953′ N, 81° 14.25′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. 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. 55th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); Sittin' Pretty (here, next to this marker); "Hard 17" (here, next to this marker); 1st Lt Harlan Leroy Cook (here, next to this marker); Lt. Alpheus L. Kilmer Crew
Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March Marker, Wall of various crews image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
2. Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March Marker, Wall of various crews
White arrow indicates plaque "The Crew Wham! Bam! Thank you, Ma'm"
(here, next to this marker); Crew Of Fritz Blitz (here, next to this marker); To The War Time Mothers of America (here, next to this marker); 486th Bombardment Group (H) (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  Military. com;Memorial Honors Victims of WWII Mob. August 25, 2004. The heart-wrenching saga of 2nd Lt. Norman J. Rogers Jr. and his eight crewmen is an extraordinary story — but one that has been largely forgotten on both sides of the Atlantic. (Submitted on April 10, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March Marker found at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March Marker found at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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