Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lt. Colonel James A. Verinis
Eighth Air Force
91st Bomb Group 324th Squadron
Best known as the co-pilot of the famous B-17 The Memphis Belle, immortalized in William Wylers' documentary film "Memphis Belle" in 1943. In 1990 Warner Bros. in Hollywood made a full length movie also called "Memphis Belle".
James Verinis flew as pilot of his own plane, "The Connecticut Yankee", for 20 missions. He was in the 1st raid over Germany on January 27, 1943. He was the first pilot or crewman to complete 25 missions over Germany and France.
He flew his final mission on May 13th, 1943.
Location. 32° 6.903′ N, 81° 14.231′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Bourne Avenue. Located adjacent to I-95, Georgia exit 102, (US 80 east), at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum. Pooler GA. 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. Butler's Bums (here, next to this marker); 447th Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); 452nd Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); Blitzing Betsy (here, next to this marker); In Memory Of...Best Of Friends (here, next to this marker); Reinhardt M. King & Crew (here, next to this marker); The Duchess (a few steps from this marker); Our Beloved Brothers (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
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