Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
305th Bomb Group (H)
March 1942 - September 1945
480 Combat Missions
2 Medal of Honor 2 Presidential Citations
In honor of all who served with the 305th, we proudly dedicate this memorial to the 787 valiant members who gave their lives to preserve freedom for all
Your Comrades Will Never Forget
Location. 32° 6.909′ N, 81° 14.238′ 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. Our Beloved Brothers (here, next to this marker); Lazy Daisy (here, next to this marker); In Memory Of...Best Of Friends (a few steps from this marker); Blitzing Betsy (a few steps from this marker); The Duchess (a few steps from this marker); 447th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); Base Air Depot No. 2 Station 582 USAAF (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Colonel James A. Verinis (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
Also see . . . 305th Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. ... attacked such targets as submarine pens, docks, harbors, shipyards, motor works, and marshalling yards in France, Germany, and the Low Countries. Bombed the navy yards at Wilhelmshaven on 27 Jan 1943 when heavy bombers of Eighth AF made their first penetration into Germany. ... (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. Medal of Honors
... Participated in the intensive campaign of heavy bombers against the German aircraft industry during Big Week, 20-25 Feb 1944. 1st Lt William R Lawley Jr, and 1st Lt Edward S Michael, pilots, each received the Medal of Honor for similar performances on 20 Feb and 11 Apr 1944, respectively; in each case a B-17 was severely damaged by fighters after it had bombed a target in Germany, crew members were wounded, and the pilot himself was critically injured; recovering in time to pull his aircraft out of a steep dive, and realizing that the wounded men would be unable to bail out, each pilot flew his plane back to England and made a successful crash landing. ...
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 4, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 10. submitted on August 2, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 11. submitted on May 4, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.