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355th Fighter Group

 
 
355th Fighter Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2007
1. 355th Fighter Group Marker
The group provided fighter cover for Allied forces landing in Normandy on 6 June 1944, and afterwards hit transportation facilities to cut enemy supply lines. Hit fuel dumps, locomotives, and other targets in support of ground forces during the breakthrough at Saint-L in July.
Inscription.
(left)
355th Fighter Group
And
Support Units
US 8th Air Force
Activated Orlando FL 12 Nov 42
Arrived UK 6 Jul 43
First Combat Mission 14 Sep 43
Last Combat Mission 25 Apr 45
Over 1500 E/A Damaged - Destroyed
Distinguished Unit Citation 5 Apr 44
83 Pilots Killed In Action
58 Prisoners Of War
8 Missing In Action
32 Evaded Capture
5 Rescued From The Sea

(Right)
Units Assigned or Attached
AAF Station F-122
355 FG HQ
354 FS
357 FS
358 FS
2 SF
1 SG HQ1104 QM
5 SS1181 MP
14 SC1447 CD
18 WS1754 ORD
151 QM2005 FF
441 ASG2028 FF
841 AMSARC
817 AESRAF
1066 SCRCAF

 
Location. 32° 6.955′ N, 81° 14.23′ 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. Black Thursday Oct 14 1943 (here, next to this marker); James H. Doolittle
355th Fighter Group left panel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. 355th Fighter Group left panel
(a few steps from this marker); Rackheath Station 145 (a few steps from this marker); 364th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 487th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); Korean War (a few steps from this marker); 356th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 96th BG 339th BS - Shot Down (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  Eighth Air Force Historical Society - 355th Fighter Group. ...primarily as escort for bombers that attacked industrial areas of Berlin, marshalling yards at Karlsruhe, an airfield at Neuberg, oil refineries at Misburg, synthetic oil plants at Gelsenkirchen, locks at Minden, and other objectives. Also flew fighter sweeps, area patrols, and bombing missions, striking such targets as air parks, locomotives, bridges, radio stations, and armored cars.... (Submitted on June 1, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
355th Fighter Group right panel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. 355th Fighter Group right panel
355th Fighter Group 354th Fighter Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. 355th Fighter Group 354th Fighter Squadron
"Bulldogs"
355th Fighter Group Stained Glass window at nearby Chapel of the Fallen Eagles image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. 355th Fighter Group Stained Glass window at nearby Chapel of the Fallen Eagles
Our Might Always
355th Fighter Group
Steeplemorden, England
AAF. Station F-122
355th Fighter Group Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
6. 355th Fighter Group Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 1, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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