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Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lace's Aces

Eighth Air Force

 
 
Lace's Aces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Lace's Aces Marker
Group Mission 90 Target : Berlin, Germany
Inscription.
96th Bomb Group   339th Squadron
Snetterton - Heath, England
     1943 - 1945
Shot down on their 15 mission 4 Mar 1944
in A/C 42-30412 Mischief Maker II near Waterloo, Belgium
The first Air Force Mission to Berlin
P  1Lt Paul Herring              Evaded
CP FO  Charles D Beard Jr  Evaded
N  2 Lt John Wilson              Evaded
B  2Lt William Wood            POW
E  TSgt George Goetz          Evaded
R  TSgt Robert E Doherty    POW
BT  SSgt Walter Rich           POW
WG  SSgt Luigi Iacoviello     POW
WG  SSgt Everett Johnson    POW
TG  SSgt Charles Haywood   POW

 
Location. 32° 6.943′ N, 81° 14.222′ 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, Memorial Gardens. 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. WW II Bombardiers (here, next to this marker); 493rd Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); 479th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 453rd Bomb Group
Lace's Aces Marker, Mighty Eighth Memorial Gardens image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. Lace's Aces Marker, Mighty Eighth Memorial Gardens
(a few steps from this marker); Lewis Elton Lyle (a few steps from this marker); 379th Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); The Resistance (a few steps from this marker); 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Also see . . .  96th Bomb Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. Attacked shipyards, harbors, railroad yards, airdromes, oil refineries, aircraft factories, and other industrial targets in Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. (Submitted on August 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Lace's Aces Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. Lace's Aces Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
96th Bomb Group Banner image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. 96th Bomb Group Banner
Air Forces Escape & Evasion Banner image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. Air Forces Escape & Evasion Banner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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