Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bomb Group (H) Squadron
Crew of the
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 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 •
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 414 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.