Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lt. J E Bass Pilot and Crew
(B-17G #42-97498 Padded Cell II)
358th BS 303rd BG
Shot Down Over Bricey, Fr. 6 Feb 1944
Lt J E Bass P POW
Lt J R Burns CP KIA
Lt M B Abernathy N POW
Lt M S Zientar B POW
S/Sgt A Quevado E POW
S/Sgt J C Hensley RO POW/ESC
Sgt H J Brown BT POW
Sgt M J Canale WG POW
Sgt J P Grsetic WG POW
Sgt A C Hendricks TG -
Location. 32° 6.959′ N, 81° 14.254′ 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. Arky - Missy G Crew (here, next to this marker); The Weixler's (here, next to this marker); Swiss Tribute to WW II Combat Aircrewmen USAAF (here, next to this marker); Stanley's Stalwarts (here, next to this marker); Tribute to Captain MacDonald Austin and Sargeant Jack Berlin A Crew Of Sky Queen (here, next to this marker); "Nye's Annihilators" (here, next to this marker); 93rd BG 482nd BG (P) 389th BG (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
Also see . . .
1. The 303rd Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. 358th BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON With 300 MISSIONS under their belts, members of the 358th Squadron can look back on a great many occasions and things that stand out in the making of those 300 missions. (Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. 303rd BG (H) Combat Mission No. 106. One 358BS aircraft and crew was lost. The Padded Cell II #42-97498, piloted by 1Lt. Julius E. Bass, went down with a fire in the cockpit and crashed near Bricy in the Paris, France, area.
( 2 different crew members listed here Mission 106 Roster )
P Bass, Julius E., 2Lt BO/POW
*CP Goldman, Myron M., 2Lt BO/KIA
*TG Dockendorf, Cyril J., Sgt BO/POW
NAV Abernathy, Milton B., 2Lt BO/POW
BOM Zientar, Matthew S., 2Lt BO/POW
ENG Quevedo, Alfonso, S/Sgt BO/POW
RWG Grsetic, John P., Sgt BO/POW
RO Hensley, James C., S/Sgt BO/EVD/POW
BT Brown, Harold J., Sgt BO/POW
(Submitted on August 8, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.