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384th Bombardment Group

 
 
384th Bombardment Group Marker, west face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. 384th Bombardment Group Marker, west face






Inscription.
(West face)
The 384th Bombardment
Group (H) - 8th Air Force
of the
United States of America
flew from this airfield
1943 - 1945

(North side)
This Memorial is
a replica of the
Memorial presently
standing at the old
Air Field
Station 106
Grafton Underwood
England

(East Face)
The first and last
bombs dropped by the
8th Air Force from
airplanes flying from
Grafton Underwood

(South side)
384th
Bombardment
Group (H)
Activated - December 1942

Squadrons
544th - 545th - 546th - 547th
Station 106
Grafton Underwood
England
1943-1945

Combat Missions
316 - 9,258 Sorties
Air Offensive Europe
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace
Central Europe

Combat Casualties
159 Aircraft
1,579 Air Crew Members Lost

Group Commendations
Distinguished Unit Citation
(With Oak Leaf Clusters)

"We flew the missions
as briefed"


Deactivated - February 1946


 
Location. 32° 6.911′ N, 81° 14.221′ W. Marker
384th Bombardment Group Marker, north side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. 384th Bombardment Group Marker, north side
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. 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); The Duchess (a few steps from this marker); Base Air Depot No. 2 Station 582 USAAF (a few steps from this marker); 452nd Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); Reinhardt M. King & Crew (a few steps from this marker); 447th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  384th Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. Targets included airdromes at Orleans, Bricy, and Nancy; motor works at Cologne; a coking plant at Gelsenkirchen; an aircraft component parts factory at Halberstadt; steel works at Magdeburg; and ball-bearing plants at Shweinfurt. Made a damaging raid on aircraft factories in central Germany on 11 Jan 1944 and received a DUC for the action. (Submitted on July 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
384th Bombardment Group Marker east face image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. 384th Bombardment Group Marker east face
384th Bombardment Group Marker south side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. 384th Bombardment Group Marker south side
384th Bombardment Group 546th SQ image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. 384th Bombardment Group 546th SQ
Cliff Moore Pilot
384th Bombardment Group 547th Sqdn image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
6. 384th Bombardment Group 547th Sqdn
"The Natural"
14 Missions
384th Bombardment Group 545th BS image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
7. 384th Bombardment Group 545th BS
Lazy Daisy
Down over Magdenburg, Germany 28 Sept 44
POW or KIA
384th Bombardment Group 547th Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
8. 384th Bombardment Group 547th Squadron
Jamaica Mary
384th Bombardment Group 546th Squadron image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
9. 384th Bombardment Group 546th Squadron
"Snuffy" B-17 Tracy's Crew
35 Missions
384th Bombardment Group 544th BS image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
10. 384th Bombardment Group 544th BS
"Vertical Shaft"
384th Bombardment Group 544 BS image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
11. 384th Bombardment Group 544 BS
Sneakin Deacon
384th Bombardment Group 546th Sq image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
12. 384th Bombardment Group 546th Sq
TSgt James Harold Compton
25 Missions of Bravery
384th Bombardment Group Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
13. 384th Bombardment Group Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
384th Bombardment Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
14. 384th Bombardment Group Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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