Day 1 Savannah, Georgia
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Arrived in Savannah, Ga early afternoon. Savannah has an old South look and feel with the historic antebellum homes. The drive downtown has oak trees with Spanish moss hanging from trees.
Day 2 Pooler, Georgia
Wednesday, 28th, November 2012
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
The imposing bronze statues with flags of all Bomber Groups of Mighty Eighth Air Force on display
The B-17 "Flying Fortress" and the B-24 are exhibited with many of the Bomber Group's personal clothing and gear on display.
Group/Squadron: 453rd Bomb Group, 732nd Bomb Squadron, 389th BG and 265th BS. AAF 114
Flew 26 lead crew missions. Shot down twice to forced landings in Belgium.
December 28, 1944 Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne Capt Love and his crew (including Matt Gewain) lead the entire 8th Air Force with 2,300 B-24 bombers of the 453rd BG on a mission to Germany.
As a typical mission, 700 planes ( 7,000 crew) were lost in the battle. Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to Captain Love and his crew.
Day 3 Savannah
Thursday, 29th November 2012
Savannah Wildlife Refuge
This concludes my three days of touring Savannah, Ga. Now I have a six hour drive home.
Next- January 2013 Quartsite, Arizona