Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Parris Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Plane Crash Memorial

 
 
Plane Crash Memorial image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 28, 2017
1. Plane Crash Memorial
Inscription.
Here upon this spot fell
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.
 
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. Touch for map. This is one of two markers located next to the gazebo directly across from the Commanding General's Quarters (Quarters 1) at Parris Island. Marker is in this post office area: Parris Island SC 29905, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Japanese 75mm Field Gun (approx. 0.4 miles away); Peatross Parade Deck (approx.
Plane Crash Memorial image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 28, 2017
2. Plane Crash Memorial
0.6 miles away); Uncommon Valor (approx. 0.6 miles away); To Purple Heart Recipients (approx. 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 marker. 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.) 
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement