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

“Stubborn Jean”

 
 
"Stubborn Jean" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. "Stubborn Jean" Marker
Group mission 9 Target: chemical works at Ludwigshaven, Germany on 30th December 1943
2nd Lt. T. Neag and his crew were reported missing in action, near border of France & Germany.


Inscription.
401st                  612th
Bomb Group (H)   Squadron
Crew of the
"Stubborn Jean"
1st Combat Related Aircraft Loss Of The 401st
T Neag         Pilot      POW
J P England    Co Pilot   KIA
Okey DeRaimo   Bombadier  POW
E Santos       Navigator  POW
K Cummins     Gunner      POW
H Highland    Gunner      POW
B Purwin      Gunner      POW
J Conners     Top Turret  POW
J Farrell     Gunner      POW
W Bardon      Radio       POW

 
Location. 32° 6.953′ N, 81° 14.247′ 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. To The War Time Mothers of America (here, next to this marker); 1st Lt Harlan Leroy Cook (here, next to this marker); Sittin' Pretty (here, next to this marker); 55th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March
"Stubborn Jean" Crew image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of John P. DeRaimo. 401 BG Org., `
2. "Stubborn Jean" Crew
Back Row: Traian Neag, John P. England, Webb, Okey DeRaimo, Keith S. Cummins
Front Row: Harold A. Highland, Bert A. Purwin, Jay L. Connors, James E. Farrell, William C. Bardon
(here, next to this marker); Silver Chief (here, next to this marker); Lt. Alpheus L. Kilmer Crew (here, next to this marker); "Hard 17" (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Regarding "Stubborn Jean". Aircraft believed to have been lost as a result of :
Bomb train of higher USAAF element hit and damaged #4 Engine.
Engine caught fire and aircraft lost altitude until disappearing from sight.
 
Also see . . .  401st Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. Operated chiefly against strategic targets, bombing industries, submarine facilities, shipyards, missile sites, marshalling yards, and airfields; (Submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
"Stubborn Jean" Marker as indicated by white arrow image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. "Stubborn Jean" Marker as indicated by white arrow
401 BG Banner image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. 401 BG Banner
"Stubborn Jean" Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. "Stubborn Jean" Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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