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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chatham County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Chatham County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Chatham County, GA (555) Bryan County, GA (54) Effingham County, GA (30) Liberty County, GA (78) Jasper County, SC (38)  ChathamCounty(555) Chatham County (555)  BryanCounty(54) Bryan County (54)  EffinghamCounty(30) Effingham County (30)  LibertyCounty(78) Liberty County (78)  JasperCountySouth Carolina(38) Jasper County (38)
Savannah is the county seat for Chatham County
Adjacent to Chatham County, Georgia
      Bryan County (54)  
      Effingham County (30)  
      Liberty County (78)  
      Jasper County, South Carolina (38)  
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1 Georgia, Chatham County, Burroughs — 25-16 — Savannah-Ogeechee Canal
Chartered in 1824, the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal was constructed between 1826 and 1830 by African and Irish laborers who moved thousands of cubic yards of earth. A boon to Georgia’s economy, the canal moved cotton, rice, bricks, and natural . . . Map (db m47921) HM
2 Georgia, Chatham County, Burroughs — 025-72 — The 15th Corps at the Savannah and Ogeechee Canal
On Dec. 6 1864, the 15th Corps [US], Maj. Gen. P. J. Osterhaus, USA, the extreme right of Gen. Sherman's army on its destructive March to the Sea, forced a crossing of Great Ogeechee River at Jenk's Bridge (US 80 east of Blitchton) and drove the . . . Map (db m12080) HM
3 Georgia, Chatham County, Isle of Hope — 73000614 — Bethesda(Boys Home)
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior Map (db m55133) HM
4 Georgia, Chatham County, Isle of Hope — Isle of HopeNational Historic District
In 1736, Noble Jones, John Fallowfield and Henry Parker settled this important outpost on the colony's inland waterway to the south and named it Isle of Hope. Jones' Wormsloe plantation was fortified and armed against Spanish attack until 1742. . . . Map (db m9151) HM
5 Georgia, Chatham County, Isle of Hope — Isle of HopeNational Historic District
In 1736, Noble Jones, John Fallowfield and Henry Parker settled this important outpost on the colony's inland waterway to the south and named it Isle of Hope. Jones' Wormsloe plantation was fortified and armed against Spanish attack until 1742. The . . . Map (db m16387) HM
6 Georgia, Chatham County, Isle of Hope — 025-83 — Isle of Hope Methodist Church
The Isle of Hope Methodist Church was organized in 1851. The first Trustees were George W. Wylly, Simeon F. Murphy, John B. Hogg, William Waite, Theodore Goodwin, Thomas J. Barnsley and the Rev. William S. Baker. The church building that stands . . . Map (db m15947) HM
7 Georgia, Chatham County, McQueens Island — 25-20 — Battery Hamilton
Built by Federal troops during the Civil War, in February 1862, Battery Hamilton prevented Confederate gunboats and reinforcements from moving down the Savannah River to aid the besieged Fort Pulaski. Its presence also allowed the Federals to . . . Map (db m55178) HM
8 Georgia, Chatham County, Monteith — 25-39 — Mulberry Grove Plantation
Mulberry Grove which is located approximately 2 miles northeast from this marker is one of the most historic of the old Savannah River plantations. In early Colonial days mulberry trees were cultivated at Mulberry Grove for use in Georgia's . . . Map (db m8064) HM
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9 Georgia, Chatham County, Monteith — 25-4 — Washington's Southern Tour
Near here stood Mulberry Grove, plantation home of General Nathanael Greene and Catherine Littlefield Greene. President George Washington twice visited the widowed Mrs. Greene at Mulberry Grove during the Southern tour of 1791. Traveling downriver . . . Map (db m18640) HM
10 Georgia, Chatham County, Montgomery — 025-66 — Site of Colonial Shipyard
Approximately 300 yards northeast of this marker there was located in colonial days a shipyard where at least one vessel capable of engaging in overseas trade was built. The creek on which it stood is known as Shipyard Creek. The site of the . . . Map (db m9399) HM
11 Georgia, Chatham County, Nicholsonboro, Colonial Oaks — 025-92 — Nicholsonboro
Nicholsonboro Community grew out of the turmoil of the last year of the Civil War and the first years of Reconstruction. General W. T. Sherman's Special Field Order No. 15 reserved the sea islands from Charleston southward, plus abandoned rice . . . Map (db m9389) HM
12 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — "Hard 17"Eighth Air Force
   401st          614th Bomb Group   Squadron "Hard 17" R.J. Andrews    B D.H. Campbell    LWG J. Griset              N J.A. Gruman       P W.W. Harwell      BT K.M. Jacobson  RO L.T. Melton          CP R.R. . . . Map (db m68660) WM
13 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — "Hell's Angels" - "Might in Flight" 303rd Bombardment Group (H)
358th-359th-360th-427th Flight Squadrons supported by our essential dedicated Ground units 12 Sept to 11 June 1945 - AAF Station 107 Molesworth, Huntingdonshire, England Constituted 28 Jan 1942 - Savannah, Georgia Inactivated 25 July . . . Map (db m63687) HM WM
14 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — "Nye's Annihilators"8th and 9th Air Force
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15 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — "P T's Pirates"Eighth Air Force
     389th Bomb Group     565th    Squadron         In Memory of      "P T's Pirates"         Lt Paul T Wilkerson, Pilot         Lt Clyde S Sewell, Copilot     Lt Leroy S Campbell, Navigator     Lt Richard Sullivan, . . . Map (db m70229) WM
16 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — "Stubborn Jean"
401st                  612th Bomb Group (H)   Squadron Crew of the "Stubborn Jean" 1st Combat Related Aircraft Loss Of The 401st T Neag         Pilot      POW J P England    Co Pilot   KIA Okey . . . Map (db m68466) WM
17 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 1st Lt. Harlan Leroy Cook
385th Bomb Group (H)  551st Bomb Squadron Great Ashfield  "The Mighty Eighth" 1st Lt. Harlan Leroy Cook August 27, 1920 - May 2, 2006 Enlisted Army Air Corps April 1942 Pilot Training California and Arizona April 22, . . . Map (db m68090) WM
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18 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 20th Fighter Gp
Lest We Forget 20th Fighter Gp Dedicated By The 20th Fighter Group Association King's Cliffe, England Aug. 1943-Oct. 1945 55th Ftr Sqdn KI 77th Ftr Sqdn LC 79th Ftr Sqdn MC 97th Serv Gp In honor of our 85 . . . Map (db m64716) WM
19 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 2nd Lt Louis Howard BourgeaultEighth Air Force
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 . . . Map (db m69924) WM
20 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 2nd Strategic Air Depot
In Memory Of Those Who Served 2nd Strategic Air Depot Little Staughton   Abbots Ripton World War II   1942 1945 Soldiers Together -- Brothers Forever Map (db m64890) WM
21 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 305th Bomb Group (H)
The Can Do Group Chelveston, England March 1942 - September 1945 480 Combat Missions 2 Medals of Honor 2 Presidential Citations In honor of all who served with the 305th, we proudly dedicate this memorial to the 787 valiant . . . Map (db m65035) WM
22 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy)
In Memory Of The 351st Bombardment Group (Heavy) Eighth United States Army Air Force 311 Group combat bombing missions were flown from this airfield over occupied Europe between 1943-1945 175 B-17 Flying Fortresses and . . . Map (db m64457) HM WM
23 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 355th Fighter Group
355th Fighter Group And Support Units US 8th Air Force Activated Orlando FL 12 Nov 42 Arrived UK 6 Jul 43 First Combat Mission 14 Sep 43 Last Combat Mission 25 Apr 45 Over 1500 E/A Damaged - Destroyed Distinguished Unit . . . Map (db m65650) HM WM
24 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 356th Fighter Group
359th, 360th, 361st Hqtrs & Support Sqdns 413 Missions Flown - 278 Enemy Aircraft Destroyed With Loss of 72 Personnel... Operated From Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, England From October 1943 To May 1945. This Memorial is a . . . Map (db m64881) WM
25 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 364th Fighter Group
(North face) In Honored Memory To the gallant men of the 364th Fighter Group who gave their lives for the freedom of our country Greater Love Hath No Man 342 Missions 455 Enemy Aircraft Destroyed Honington, England, 8th . . . Map (db m64792) WM
26 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 36th BS RCM(Radar Counter Measures)
Alconbury, England 1945 Crew Of 1st Lt James Young 2nd Lt    James Pearigen        P 2nd Lt    Leon Hammer           N S/Sgt      Joseph O'Loughlin    E S/Sgt      Paul Schuchardt      R S/Sgt      Everett Miller       NG  S/Sgt . . . Map (db m66641) WM
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27 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 379th Bombardment Group (H)
K 379th Bombardment Group (H) Activated 26 November 1942 Boise, Idaho Assignment 1st Air Division 41st Combat Wing USAAF Station 117 Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, England . . . Map (db m62774) HM WM
28 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 384th Bombardment Group
(West face) The 384th Bombardment Group (H) - 8th Air Force of the United States of America flew from this airfield 1943 - 1945 (North side) This Memorial is a replica of the Memorial presently standing at . . . Map (db m66816) HM WM
29 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 385th Bombardment Group (H)Great Ashfield   Station 155
Activated    Feb 1943   297 Missions   2 Unit Citations    Regensburg       &    Zwickau  Aircraft Lost: 129   Lives Lost: 409  Deactivated  Aug 1945 Combat Units  HQ Squadron   548th Bomb Sqdn   549th Bomb Sqdn . . . Map (db m64404) WM
30 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 392nd Bomb Group8th Air Force
(West Face) 392nd Bomb Group 8th Air Force U.S. Army Air Forces Station 118 Wendling In Honor Of 825 Airmen Who Gave Their Lives And All Who Served With Them At This Base July 1943 - June 1945 (South Face) . . . Map (db m64145) WM
31 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 398th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
This Memorial Is Dedicated To The Everlasting Memory Of Those Air Crews And Support Units Who Served So Gallantly In World War II Station 131 Nuthampstead Hertfordshire, EnglandMap (db m64250) WM
32 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 445th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
   Flying bombing missions out of their base at Tibenham,England, during World War II, the 445th Bombardment Group (H), 2nd Air Division, flew B-24 Liberators deep into Nazi-held Europe. The 700th, 701st, 702nd and 703rd Bombardment Squadrons(H) . . . Map (db m66395) HM WM
33 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 446th Bomb Group
8th Air Force World War II The D-Day Leaders B-24 Liberator Heavy Bomber Dedicated To The 447 Who Gave Their Lives In The Cause Of Freedom "Bungay Buckaroos"               704th                705th Bomb . . . Map (db m65457) HM WM
34 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 447th Bomb Group
Dedicated to those who served in the 447th Bomb Group during World War II Rattlesden England November 1943 to May 1945 Squadrons 708 709 710 711 447th Bomb GroupMap (db m66560) WM
35 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 448th Bomb Group2nd Air Division 8th Air Force
We came from all states of the United States of America. Some were so young, just out of high school, But most in their late teens or young twenties. Eager to do what they could to Preserve Freedom We quickly learned our skills . . . Map (db m65700) WM
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36 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 452nd Bomb Group
In Rememberence Of Those Who Served In The 452nd Bombardment Group Activated 1 June 1943 Deactivated 27 August 1945 728th, 729th, 730th, 731st Squadrons Base of Operations- Deopham Green, England 250 Combat Missions . . . Map (db m64756) WM
37 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 453rd Bomb Group
In Memory Of The Dauntless And Courageous Airmen Of The 453rd Liberator B-24 Bomb Group       Ramsay D Potts, Col       Commanding Map (db m65092) WM
38 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 457th Bombardment Group (H)Fait Accompli — (Fact Accomplished) —
Dedicated in Reverent Remembrance of those gallant airmen of the 457th Bombardment Group (H), United States Eighth Army Air Force, Station 130 Glatton, England, who in the service of their country gave their lives that Freedom might prevail.Map (db m65955) WM
39 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 466th Bomb Group (H)Eighth Air Force, Second Air Division
United States Army Air Force Station 120 Attlebridge Airfield March 1944 - July 1945 Flew 231 Combat Missions In B-24 "Liberator" Aircraft In an air offense over the continent: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland . . . Map (db m65100) WM
40 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 479th Fighter Group
434th          435th Fighter Squadron    Fighter Squadron 436th Fighter Squadron 8th Air Force Wattisham, England 1944-1945 Lest We Forget "All The Young Men" Dedicated 17 Oct 1997Map (db m66382) WM
41 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 486th Bombardment Group (H)
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42 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 487th Bomb Group
To The Men Of The 487th Bomb Group (H) Lost In Action 1943 -- 1945 487th Bomb Group (H)     U.S. Army Air Force      836th Squadron                    8th Air Force                    837th Squadron                   Station . . . Map (db m66147) WM
43 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 489th Bomb Group1943 - 1945
Commander: Col. Ezekiel W. Napier Dep Commander: Lt. Col. Leon R. Vance Medal Of Honor Dedicated to all who served with the 489th and a memorial to those of the group who gave their lives in the cause of freedom and human dignity . . . Map (db m65499) WM
44 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 491st Bombardment Group (H)
Ringmasters "Last and Best" Mertfield and North Pickenham England 1944 - 1945 Map (db m64328) WM
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45 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 493rd Bomb Group
The 493rd Bomb Group (H) Honors Those who served and those who died 1944 - 1945 Map (db m65310) WM
46 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 55th Fighter Group
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47 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 56th Fighter Group
England 1943-1945 In Memory of Aheron F   Barron L Albert R   Batson S Albright E   Bokina C Allayaud D   Bracken G Allen J   Bradford R Allison R   Buchmiller L Baker W   Cagle O Barnum E   Cala B Calmes A   Dimmick . . . Map (db m66912) WM
48 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 7th Photo Recon Group
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49 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 801st / 492nd Bomb Group
Dedicated To The Men Of The 801st / 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers Special Operations And Its Supporting Units Col. C.J. Heflin LTC R.W. Fish LTC J.W. Dickerson Squadrons: 36th/856th:     LTC R.A. St. . . . Map (db m63922) HM
50 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 904th Signal Co. Depot AVN
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51 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 93rd BG   482nd BG (P)  389th BG8th Air Force
Lt Col Howard R Hinchman  P Capt Donald R Dahl         CP Lt Col Clarence W Neumann  N Capt Robert B Williams     B Col Ralph I Leslie         P  * FLt Ralph E Williams       CP * FLt James T Ryan           N  * FLt Veto A . . . Map (db m69485) WM
52 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 93rd Bomb Group (H) In Memory Of
93rd Bomb Group (H) WWII   8AF Ted's Traveling Circus Alconbury, England In Memory Of 2Lt Howard R. Gilbert, Bombardier T/Sgt David C. Miller, Engineer S/Sgt John E. Collins, Gunner S/Sgt Woodrow B. Murphy, Gunner Who lost . . . Map (db m69619) WM
53 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)Squadrons: 328th, 329th, 330th, 409th
Alconbury and Hardwick, England North Africa: Three Tours WWII Strategic Bombing 1942 - 1945 In Memory of All Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In The Skies Over Europe During World War II To Preserve Our Freedoms. Dedicated To . . . Map (db m64040) WM
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54 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 96th BG 339th BS - Shot Down8th Air Force
96th BG   339th BS Shot Down 7th Mission 29 Nov 1943 1st Lt  Linwood D Langley  P *     2nd Lt  Berline Cipresso      CP *  2nd Lt  Jessie E Orrison      N •     2nd Lt Donald K Curtis        B *     T/Sgt Walter F . . . Map (db m67088) WM
55 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — A Crew Of Sky Queen
91st   324th BG      BS A Crew Of Sky Queen  1st Lt George McEwen    P 2nd Lt Frank Fornaca      CP 2nd Lt Edward Hoevet    B       F/O John Dickson       N  S/Sgt Robert Cleveland  E  S/Sgt Richard Hanley      R . . . Map (db m109999) WM
56 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Arky - Missy G   CrewEighth Air Force
305th Bomb GP (H)   366th Bomb Sq Serial #42-29553  (Arky) - (Missy G) In Memory Of Her Gallant Crew MIA - Aug 12th, 1943 1st Lt     Wright E Gerke    P  * 2nd Lt   Thomas Read        CP  * 2nd Lt   Joseph S Costa      N  * 2nd Lt . . . Map (db m67433) WM
57 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — B/G John S. AllardEighth Air Force
In Honor Of B/G John S. Allard 1897 - 1967 1917-18 Signal Corps (AAC) Army Air Force - July 1942 - January 1946 Staff - 12th Air Force Became Chief of Staff of Eighth Air Force under Lt/General James H Doolittle January 1944 . . . Map (db m66333) HM WM
58 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — B-24 Big Banner8th Air Force
44th BG   66th BS B-24 Big Banner Crashed Into Zuider Zee 22 Dec 43 FO Kent Miller                          P  KIA
2nd Lt Charles E Taylor       CP  POW 2nd Lt Frank A Passavant   N   KIA 2nd Lt Donald E Shaffer       B  KIA . . . Map (db m67003) WM
59 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Base Air Depot No. 2 Station 582 USAAFWarton, England
BAD 2 Warton, England, was established under the 8th Air Force Service Command, September 5, 1942. Its mission: the modification and repair of military aircraft. War planes coming from the United States would be adapted to meet . . . Map (db m17126) HM
60 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Black Thursday    Oct 14 1943Second Schweinfurt Memorial Association
In Memory Of The Courageous Airmen Of The United States Army 8th Air Force Who Against Overwhelming Odds And Savage Defiance Attacked And Severely Damaged The Ball Bearing Factories In Schweinfurt, Germany 14 October . . . Map (db m63776) HM WM
61 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Blitzing BetsyEighth Air Force
3/6/44 388 Bomb GP   562nd Sqdn P  1Lt Lowell H. Watts            POW CP 1Lt Robert M. Kennedy     POW N  1Lt Emmett J. Murphy       POW B  1st Lt Edward J Kelley       POW AE TSgt Joe B. Ramsey          POW RO TSgt Ivan N. . . . Map (db m68343) HM
62 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Boeing B-47 Stratojet
The Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber first flew on 17 December 1947, It was America's first swept-wing all jet bomber. There were over 2,000 B-47's produced, more than any other Free World bomber since WWII. This B-47 Stratojet (Serial . . . Map (db m16622) HM
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63 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Butler's BumsEighth Air Force
34th BG   18th SQ "Butler's Bums" Mendelsham, Eng 1st Lt Robert H Butler              P F/O Delbert L Reynolds          CP 1st Lt Richard F Scully           N T/Sgt Dante Schifani               E T/Sgt Martin . . . Map (db m67064) WM
64 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Capt. Alfred L. Goodman
In Memory of Capt. Alfred L. Goodman 1922 - 1995 Pilot Eighth Air Force 493rd Bomb Group   861st Squadron Debach, England Shot Down Over Magdenburg On His 17th Mission 12 September 1944 POW   Stalag Luft I Until May . . . Map (db m68774) WM
65 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Col. Paul B. Jackson
Aviation Pioneer Air Service 1919 - Air Force 1949 Chief Of Maintenance - BAD2 8th Army Air Force Map (db m66272) WM
66 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Control Tower8th Air Force
458th Bomb Group 1943-1945 Capt Robert C Sellers Lou Freiberg Jim Graham Harold Knox Herbert Perry James Smith Wes Huntress Horsham St Faith    Norwich, EnglandMap (db m66687) WM
67 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Crew Of Fritz BlitzEigth Air Force
95th Bomb Group (H) 335th Squadron Crew Of Fritz Blitz B-17F  42-30272 1st Lt  P  Eldon J Broman         POW FO  CP  John H Chaffin            POW 2nd Lt  N   William H Fowler      POW 2nd Lt  B   Paul D Guiteras       POW . . . Map (db m67143) WM
68 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Crew of SugarfootEighth Air Force
100th Bomb Group   351st Squadron        Dedicated to the Crew of B17-G                Sugarfoot Shot down over North Sea, 11 Dec. 43 enroute to Emden, Germany 1st Lt James R Haddox      P  KIA 1st Lt John L . . . Map (db m67332) WM
69 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Destiny's Tot
Eighth Air Force 95th Bomb Group   336th Squadron Destiny's Tot B-17F P   R Smith   E&E   R    A Mele  E&E CP  W Booher  E&E    WG    T Onesi  POW N   L Feingold  E&E    WG   R Adams  POW B   W Tarkington E&E  . . . Map (db m67204) WM
70 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Dinah-Mite8th Air Force
34th Bomb Group   18th Squadron Dinah-Mite 2nd Lt George Mehling   P 2nd Lt Wendell Huntley  CP  KIA 2nd Lt Russell Harris       B  KIA FO Harrison Britton         N SSgt Steve Niatus            E SSgt Jack Share               RO . . . Map (db m67055) WM
71 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Eighth Air Force Historical Society - Mississippi ChapterNational Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
In honor of the many Mississippians who served so valiantly in the Mighty Air Force and in memory of those who have folded their wings. “They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. . . . Map (db m226440) WM
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72 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Eighth Air Force Historical Society - Tennessee ChapterNational Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
When our country and her freedoms were threatened by others, the sons and daughters of Tennessee answered the call of duty. Many of Tennessee’s young men in World War Two became airmen of the greatest air armada on earth — their personal . . . Map (db m226441) WM
73 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — In Memory Of...Best Of Friends
Capt George M Perry - Pilot "Best Man" B-24 467th BG   791st BS 1st LT Warren E Thrun - Pilot "Tommy Thumper"   B-24 34th BG   4th BS 2nd LT Louis E Wetzel -Co-Pilot "Devils Daughter"   B-17 390th BG   570th BS KIA . . . Map (db m66948) WM
74 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — James H. DoolittleReplica of Grave Marker in Arlington National Cemetery — Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum —
Medal of Honor, Gen, US Air Force, WWII, Korea, Dec. 14, 1896 Sep 27, 1993, DSM & OLC, Silver StarMap (db m93117) WM
75 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Korean War"The Forgotten War"
(West face) In Honor of the Men and Women Who Served in the Armed Forces of The United States During the Period June 1950 to July 1953    On 25 June 1950 the army of communist North Korea, The Democratic Peoples Republic of . . . Map (db m51300) HM
76 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Lace's AcesEighth Air Force
96th Bomb Group   339th Squadron Snetterton - Heath, England      1943 - 1945 Shot down on their 15 mission 4 Mar 1944 in A/C 42-30412 Mischief Maker II near Waterloo, Belgium The first Air Force Mission to Berlin P  1Lt Paul . . . Map (db m67346) WM
77 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Lazy DaisyEighth Air Force
  384th BG            545th BS                 Lazy Daisy Down over Magdeburg, Germany 28 Sept 44 1st Lt James J Brodie            P   KIA 1st Lt Lloyd O Vevle            CP   KIA Capt   George M Hawkins     N   POW . . . Map (db m68024) WM
78 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Lewis Elton Lyle379th Bombardment Group (H) Commander 10/11/1944 - 5/5/1945
The 379th led the 8th Air Force in all categories under commanders Colonel Maurice Preston and Colonel Lewis Lyle. Colonel Lyle led the Grand Slam Group through a period of excellence that established it as one of the elite fighting . . . Map (db m63735) HM WM
79 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Lt. Alpheus L. Kilmer CrewEighth Air Force — Aircraft type : B-17G serial number: 42-107207 —
401st BG    614th BS Shot Down May 30, 1944 Everingin Germany P   A L Kilmer   POW CP   J M Hunter   POW N   W C Griggs   POW B   J H Wilson   POW RO   R L Brooks  KIA E/TT  D F Deitsch   POW BT   E M Gormley   KIA TG . . . Map (db m68488) WM
80 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Lt. Colonel James A. VerinisEighth Air Force 91st Bomb Group   324th Squadron
Connecticut Yankee Memphis Belle Bassingbourne, England Best known as the co-pilot of the famous B-17 The Memphis Belle, immortalized in William Wylers' documentary film "Memphis Belle" in 1943. In 1990 Warner Bros. in Hollywood made a . . . Map (db m66191) HM WM
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81 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Lt. J E Bass Pilot and Crew(B-17G #42-97498 Padded Cell II)
      358th BS   303rd  BG Shot Down Over Bricey, Fr. 6 Feb 1944 Lt       J E Bass                P      POW Lt        J R Burns              CP   KIA Lt       M B Abernathy     N      POW Lt        M S Zientar            B      POW . . . Map (db m67401) WM
82 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Lt. Thomas A. McQuade — National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force —
LT. Thomas A. McQuade, B17 NAV Bomb Group 84 Squadron 410 POW 4/44 - 5/45 Map (db m226469) WM
83 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — McDonnell F-4C Phantom
A masterpiece of engineering, the F-4 was originally designed for use aboard Navy aircraft carriers. In 1962 the Air Force adopted a ground attack version of the F-4 after it had easily outperformed its F-106 in head-to-head competition. The F-4 . . . Map (db m13306) HM
84 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March"Wham! Bam! Thank you, Ma'm" — 491st Bomb Group (H) 854th Squadron —
Forever In Our Memory The Crew Of "Wham! Bam! Thank you, Ma'm" Members Of The Rüsselsheim Death March August 26, 1944 2nd Lt. Norman J. Rogers Jr.            P 2nd Lt. John N. Sekul                        CP F/O Haigus . . . Map (db m64292) HM WM
85 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Merle C. OlmstedM/SCT. U.S.A. (Ret.) 1923-2008
U.S.A.A.C.                Historian           U.S.A.F.            357th Fighter Group U.S. Army Aviation    8th Air Force       1942 -1985                                                Map (db m66289) WM
86 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG- 17A
Introduced in 1951, the MiG-17 remained on frontline duty with many Warsaw Pact countries and their client states well into the 1980s. Developed too late for the Korean War, the MiG-17 went on to see action in Vietnam and in several of the African . . . Map (db m13307) HM
87 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Ol' Buddy8th Air Force
First Crew - 20 Missions 34th Bomb Group   7th Squadron Mendelsham, England 1944-1945 Killed in Action 1st Lt Leslie C Carter               Pilot 2nd Lt Robert A Koch              Co-Pilot 2nd Lt John J . . . Map (db m67001) WM
88 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Our Beloved Brothers
2nd Lt Nicholas A Constantinos 445 BG  701 Sq     KIA 5-8-44 RM3 William A Constantinos USS Shark II     KIA 10-24-44 Map (db m68819) WM
89 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Pandora's BoxEighth Air Force
   388th BG (H)    561st BS         Pandora's Box Down 10 Feb 44 - Nordlehne, Belgium 2nd Lt Phillip C Evans     KIA   Lowell, Mass  2nd Lt Lewis C Heatly     KIA   Granite, OK 2nd Lt William J DeVine   POW   Chicago, IL . . . Map (db m68400) WM
90 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Patsy Ann IIEighth Air Force
Deputy Lead, First Flight D-Day and Next 23 Missions Harold Morrison  P   Ty Shanley  TG Shot Down On Mission 34 * Dominic Yocco  RO  # Jim Moos  B # CB Murphy  CP  # Frank Wholley  N # Bill Rausch  E  # Allen Schneider  BTG # . . . Map (db m70248) HM WM
91 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — R22 — Pooler StationElevated Tent Camps — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
On Friday, December 9, 1864, the more than 11,000 troops of Union Major General Francis P. Blair, Jr.'s 17th Corps approached Pooler, Station No. 1 on the Central Railroad. Major General William T. Sherman noticed a column of soldiers marching in a . . . Map (db m127223) HM
92 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Rackheath Station 145467th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
(South face) 2nd Air Division 8th Air Force United States Army Air Force Under the Command of Colonel Albert Shower Flew 212 Combat Missions 5538 Aircraft Sorties With losses of 235 airmen 46 aircraft in B24 . . . Map (db m64287) HM WM
93 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Reinhardt M. King & Crew8th Air Force
381 BG    534 SQ Neil Wright Jr   CP Edward McGlynn   N    Francis Petrillo   B Maynard Unger      R    Cecil Floura         E Robert Dwyer      LW    Julius Mann         RW Albert Pollard      BT    Joseph Lyons      TG Schweinfurt . . . Map (db m67979) WM
94 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — 025-70 — Sherman at Pooler
On Dec. 9, 1864, troops of Mower's division, 17th Corps, of Gen. Sherman's army (U.S.) , which was closing in on Savannah, advanced to Pooler after suffering losses through the day from artillery mounted on a RR flat car, torpedoes planted on the . . . Map (db m10630) HM
95 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Silver ChiefEighth 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 . . . Map (db m68978) HM WM
96 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Sittin' Pretty
96th    337th Bomb Group   Squadron Sittin' Pretty Lt Charles L Shinault     P Lt Harold L Barlow     P Lt John B Connell     CP Lt Rex L Maluy          N Lt Fred A Huston     B T/Sgt William H Wayland     E T/Sgt Robert L . . . Map (db m67216) WM
97 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Staff Sergeant Oliver H. Lester “Bud” — National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force —
In honor of Staff Sergeant Oliver H. Lester “Bud” 325th Bomb Squadron 92nd Bombardment Group A father, a husband, who loved and who was loved. He loved his country and he loved the Mighty Eighth Air Force March 19, 1919 . . . Map (db m226470) WM
98 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Stanley's Stalwarts8th Air Force
379th BG   527 BS Kimbolton, England P      S W Cebuhar            POW CP   D C Reopelle            POW N      A M Thomas             LBC   B      R G Engstrand        POW  NG   L H Gates                  POW FE   L F . . . Map (db m67866) WM
99 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — Swiss Tribute to WW II Combat Aircrewmen USAAF
In Memory of The gallant combat aircrewmen of the USAAF, 8th, 9th, 12th, & 15 Air Forces who were left in Switzerland, 1943-1945 during WW 2, with "Everlasting Friends" Map (db m63679) WM
100 Georgia, Chatham County, Pooler — The 339th FTR Grp, 8th A.F.
In Memory Of Our Comrades Killed In Action And Those From The Group And Support Units Who Have Followed Them In The Years Since VE-Day Commanders: Col John B Henry, Col William C Clark First Combat Mission: 30 April 1944 - Last . . . Map (db m65332) HM WM

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