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2nd Lt Louis Howard Bourgeault

Eighth Air Force

 
 
2nd Lt Louis Howard Bourgeault Marker image. Click for more information.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
1. 2nd Lt Louis Howard Bourgeault Marker
Final Mission: Mission 187, 21 June 1944, To Berlin, Germany in B-17G 42-97096 (no name) (427BS) GN-T. B-17 received a direct flak hit just after "bombs away." It fell out of the formation to the left. Three men were observed coming out of the main fuselage door. It then went into a steep dive and crashed at Schielowsee, Germany. S/Sgt John H. Reed (R) was killed in action. All other crewmen were captured and became POWs.
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Inscription.
Presented In His Memory
By The Family And Friends Of
2nd Lt Louis Howard
        Bourgeault

         "Our Hero"
          1921-1997
427th Sq       303rd BG
Shot down by anti-aircraft guns over
Berlin Germany - June 21, 1944
Along with the crew of the "Old Crow"

1st Lt Charles R Allen    Pilot   POW
2nd Lt James S Parham   Co-Pilot  POW
2nd Lt John A Thurmon    Navigator  POW
2nd Lt Louis Howard Bourgeault  Bombardier  POW
T Sgt John A Reed   Radio   †
S Sgt Leroy H Foerster   Engineer   NOB
S Sgt Donald Bourlier   Gunner   NOB
S Sgt Lee Knedler   Gunner   POW
S Sgt Robert Bohenstiel   Gunner   POW
S Sgt Edward Stansbury   Gunner   POW
 
Location. 32° 6.934′ N, 81° 14.241′ 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. 801st / 492nd Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); "Hell's Angels" - "Might in Flight" 303rd Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this
2nd Lt Louis Howard Bourgeault Marker, image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
2. 2nd Lt Louis Howard Bourgeault Marker,
marker); The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F. (a few steps from this marker); Destiny's Tot (a few steps from this marker); 392nd Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); 56th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Strategic Air Depot (a few steps from this marker); B-24 Big Banner (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
2nd Lt Louis Howard Bourgeault Marker Located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. 2nd Lt Louis Howard Bourgeault Marker Located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
303 BG Banner image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. 303 BG Banner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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