Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
448th Bomb Group
2nd Air Division
8th Air Force
United States of America.
Some were so young, just out of high school,
But most in their late teens or young twenties.
Eager to do what they could to Preserve Freedom
We quickly learned our skills and formed the
448th Bomb Group of the Mighty 8th Air Force
based at Seething, England.
First mission - Osnabruck, Germany - 22 Dec 1943
Last mission - Salzburg, Austria - 25 April 1945
265 Missions Flown - -7,343 Total Sorties
15,286 Tons Bombs Dropped
140 Tons of Supplies
460 Aircrew Members Lost
950 Prisoners of War or Evaders
448th Bomb Group (H)
Activated May 1, 1943
Air Combat Units
448th Group (H) Headquarters
712th Squadron (H)
713th Squadron (H)
714th Squadron (H)
715th Squadron (H)
Trained at Wendover, Utah and Sioux City, Iowa
Staged at Herington, Kansas and flew the
southern route, arriving Station 146
Assigned to the 2nd Bomb Division and with the
B24 Heavy Bomber 93rd and 446th Groups formed
the 20th Combat Wing
Supported by Ground Units
58th Station Complement Squadron
1596th Ordnance Supply And Maintenance Company
1232nd Quarter Master Company
2102nd Engineer Aviation Fire Fighters Platoon
862nd Chemical Company Air Operations
1193rd Military Police Company
459th Sub Depot
262nd Medical Dispensary (Aviation)
Location. 32° 6.925′ N, 81° 14.215′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Located adjacent to I-95, Georgia exit 102, (US 80 east), at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler GA 31322, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 457th Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 93rd Bomb Group (H) In Memory Of (a few steps from this marker); 904th Signal Co. Depot AVN (a few steps from this marker); Patsy Ann II (a few steps from this marker); 446th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); 20th Fighter Gp (within shouting distance of this marker); 384th Bombardment Group 392nd Bomb Group (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
Regarding 448th Bomb Group. on D-Day attacked coastal defenses and choke points. Struck enemy positions to assist the Allied offensive at Caen and the breakthrough at St Lo in Jul.
Also see . . . 448th Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. ... served primarily as a strategic bombardment organization, hitting such targets as aircraft factories in Gotha, ball-bearing plants in Berlin, an airfield at Hanau, U-boat facilities at Kiel, a chemical plant at Ludwigshafen, synthetic oil refineries at Politz, aircraft engine plants at Rostock, marshalling yards at Cologne, and a buzz-bomb assembly plant at Fallersleben.... (Submitted on June 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on June 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.