Parris Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Plane Crash Memorial
Captain Gustav Karow
1st. Lieut. Stephen St. George
2nd. Lieut. Frederick T. Molthen
who lost their lives in an airplane
at Parris Island June 23, 1920
in the military service of their country
Pro Mundi Salute Fideque
The mother of Captain Gustav Karow
places this tablet
Erected 1923 by the Gustav Karow family.
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical date for this entry is June 23, 1920.
Location. 32° 21.003′ N, 80° 40.312′ W. Marker is in Parris Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is at the intersection of Mexico Street and Tripoli Street, on the right when traveling north on Mexico Street. This is one of two markers located next to the gazebo directly across from the Commanding General's Quarters (Quarters 1) at Parris Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parris Island SC 29905, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capt. Brodstrom Marker U.S.M.C. (a few steps from this marker); Barrow Hall Japanese 75mm Field Gun (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peatross Parade Deck (approx. 0.6 miles away); Uncommon Valor (approx. 0.6 miles away); To Purple Heart Recipients (approx. ¾ mile away); The Historic Union Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Emancipation Day • Camp Saxton Site (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parris Island.
More about this memorial. This marker was originally placed near the crash site, at what is now the intersection of Panama and Cavite Streets. It has since been moved to this location.
Also see . . . Gustav Karow's gravesite. Captain Karow's grave marker includes a Marine officer's Mameluke sword. (Submitted on June 4, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.