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

Lazy Daisy

Eighth Air Force

 
 
Lazy Daisy (#42-31222) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Lazy Daisy (#42-31222) Marker
Mission 201; collided with 43-37822 over target; both ships went down on fire and out of control; no chutes observed; crashed near Erxleben, Ger; (Missing Air Crew Report 9366)
Inscription.  
384th BG            545th BS
                Lazy Daisy
Down over Magdeburg, Germany 28 Sept 44

1st Lt James J Brodie            P   KIA
1st Lt Lloyd O Vevle            CP   KIA
Capt   George M Hawkins     N   POW
S/Sgt Robert D Crumpton      E   KIA
T/Sgt William E Taylor          R   POW
Sgt     Wilfred F Miller         TG   POW
Sgt     Harry A Liniger         WG   POW
Sgt    Gordon E Hetu           BTG  KIA
S/Sgt Byron L Atkins           TOG  KIA
S/Sgt Donald W Dooley         R     KIA

 
Location. 32° 6.91′ N, 81° 14.24′ 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. 305th Bomb Group (H) (here, next to this marker); Our Beloved Brothers (here, next to this marker); In Memory Of...Best Of Friends (a few steps from this marker); The Duchess (a few steps from this marker); Blitzing Betsy
Lazy Daisy Marker, indicated by white arrow, on Wall of Heroes image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. Lazy Daisy Marker, indicated by white arrow, on Wall of Heroes
(a few steps from this marker); Base Air Depot No. 2 Station 582 USAAF (a few steps from this marker); 447th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Colonel James A. Verinis (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. Hit tank and gun concentrations north of Eindhoven to assist the airborne assault on Holland in Sep. (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Lazy Daisy # 42-31222 image. Click for full size.
By 384th Bomb Group, `
3. Lazy Daisy # 42-31222
Lazy Daisy Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. Lazy Daisy Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
384th BG Banner image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. 384th BG Banner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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