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Near West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

We Hold in Honor and Sacred Memory

Oaklands Plane Crash Memorial

 
 
Honor and Sacred Memory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
1. Honor and Sacred Memory Marker
Inscription.
2nd Lieutenant Herman H. Haas, Jr.
2nd Lieutenant William C. Bethel
Sergeant John T. Donahue
Sergeant George B. Allen
Staff Sergeant Joseph Tucek
Sergeant Sylvio W. Pollender
Sergeant Edward P. Geoghegan, Jr.

Crewmembers of a U.S. Army Air Corps B-25 bomber who entered life eternal when their plane crashed near here during stormy weather while they were on a training mission – May 7, 1944.

“A Grateful Community Remembers”
 
Erected 1999 by Chester County Commissioners and The West Chester Mens Service Club.
 
Location. 39° 58.761′ N, 75° 37.181′ W. Marker is near West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from South Pottstown Pike north of Primrose Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located just inside the entrance to The Oaklands Cemetery. The locals call this area Cemetery Hill. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1042 South Pottstown Pike, West Chester PA 19380, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Dutton Barnard (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbus Penn Evans (about
We Hold in Honor and Sacred Memory.... image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
2. We Hold in Honor and Sacred Memory....
700 feet away); West Chester (approx. 1.2 miles away); Joseph T. Rothrock (approx. 1.2 miles away); Marquis De LaFayette (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Lafayette (approx. 1.2 miles away); 97th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marshall Square Park (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
 
Also see . . .  Delaware County Times News Story of the crash. (Submitted on September 16, 2017, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Donors that made this Marker Possible image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
3. Donors that made this Marker Possible
Donors that made this Marker Possible image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
4. Donors that made this Marker Possible
This is the entrance into the cemetery where you can find this marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 29, 2011
5. This is the entrance into the cemetery where you can find this marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on April 1, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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