Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Eighth Air Force
North McKenham 492nd Bomb Group
England Crew 715
The Ten Little Indians
Lt Irvan Gains P T/Sgt Archie MacIntyre RO
Lt Thomas Leggett CP S/Sgt Joyce Freeman G
Lt Walter Wyatt N S/Sgt Charles Egan G
Lt Charles Heist B S/Sgt Hullen Thurston G
T/Sgt Clyde Hatley E S/Sgt Robert Atchinson G
This plaque is dedicated to the gallant crew members of the 492nd B.G. who fought and died in the war against Hitler's Nazi Germany. The 492nd B.G. lost more men and planes in a 3 month period than any other 8th AAF Bomb Group. The 492nd Bomb Group was disbanded by the 8th AAF on August 7 1944 because of high battle losses.
Location. 32° 6.954′ N, 81° 14.246′ 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. "Stubborn Jean" (here, next to this marker); To The War Time Mothers of America (here, next to this marker); World's Top Mustang Ace Capt. Alfred L. Goodman (here, next to this marker); Merle C. Olmsted (here, next to this marker); 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) (here, next to this marker); 1st Lt Harlan Leroy Cook (here, next to this marker); Sittin' Pretty (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
Also see . . . 492d Bombardment Group - Eighth Air Force Historical Society. ...Attacked airfields and V-weapon launching sites in France during the first week in Jun. Bombed coastal defenses in Normandy on 6 Jun 1944 .... (Submitted on October 4, 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 October 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.