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

Silver Chief

Eighth Air Force

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. Silver Chief Marker
Inscription.
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
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By 492nd B.G.
2. Silver Chief
2nd Lt Irvin Gaines signed out for a B-24J, 44-40201. They named their ship SILVER CHIEF.

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(here, next to this marker); 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
 
Silver Chief Marker, indicated by white arrow image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. Silver Chief Marker, indicated by white arrow
Silver Chief Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. Silver Chief Marker located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
492nd BG Banner image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
5. 492nd BG Banner
 
 
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 278 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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