27th Bombardment Group, a War Memorial

27th Bombardment Group, a War Memorial (HM24Z0)

Location: Andersonville, GA 31711 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 11.837', W 84° 7.632'

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27th Bombardment GroupUnited States Army Air Corps
1225 airmen of the 27th Bombardment Group (L) left Savannah, Georgia and arrived in Manila, Philippine Islands on 20 Nov 1941. Their dive bombers did not arrive in time to stem the Japanese attack which began on 8 Dec 1941. When U.S. forces were ordered to evacuate Manila and its airfields these airmen went into the Bataan Peninsula and formed the 2nd Provisional Air Corps Regiment, Infantry. They fought gallantly as infantrymen while holding a front line sector. Those who survived the bitter battle were ordered to surrender on 9 Apr 1942. They were then subjected to the horrors of the "Bataan Death March", followed by three and one half years of brutal treatment as prisoners, and to the ultimate bestiality of the "Hell Ships" from which so few survived. In honor and memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and to help restore the human dignity which was so cruelly stolen from them this plaque is respectfully dedicated. May they rest in peace with God
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HM NumberHM24Z0
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Date Added Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 770818 N 3565922
Decimal Degrees32.19728333, -84.12720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 11.837', W 84° 7.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 11' 50.22" N, 84° 7' 37.92" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 760 POW Rd, Andersonville GA 31711, US
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