Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Our Beloved Brothers
445 BG 701 Sq KIA 5-8-44
RM3 William A Constantinos
USS Shark II KIA 10-24-44
Erected by Eighth Air Force.
Location. 32° 6.909′ N, 81° 14.236′ 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); In Memory Of...Best Of Friends (here, next to this marker); Lazy Daisy (here, next to this marker); Blitzing Betsy (here, next to this marker); The Duchess (here, next to this marker); 447th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); Base Air Depot No. 2 Station 582 USAAF (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 . . .
1. 445th Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. Occasionally flew interdictory and support missions. Helped to prepare for the invasion of Normandy by bombing airfields, (Submitted on September 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Naval History & Heritage Command - Shark 2* (SS 314). ...on 24 October, Seadragon received a message from her (Shark) stating that she had made radar contact with a single freighter, and that she was going in to attack. A report from the Japanese received after the close of war on antisubmarine attacks records the attack made by Shark on 24 October 1944, in Latitude 20°-41'N, Longitude 118°-27'E. Depth charges were dropped 17 times, and the enemy reports having seen "bubbles, and heavy oil, clothes, cork, etc." Several American submarines report having been attacked on this date near the position given, but in view of the fact that none reported the attack on the convoy cited above, this attack is considered the most probable cause of Shark's loss. (Submitted on September 26, 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 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 334 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.