Near Bryan in Williams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Richard E. Schreder
1915 - 2002
Richard E. Schreder grew up in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a decorated navy pilot and iconic aviation figure who helped shape the American soaring movement, international glider design, and competitive soaring and piloting flight strategies. He also made high performance gliders available to a wide audience through the affordable kit production of his distinctive HP (High Performance) glider designs. These designs and Schreder's numerous contributions to aviation and the sport of soaring are recognized as "groundbreaking and pioneering" by the Smithsonian Museum and are part of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum's permanent collection.
Richard E. Schrder received the Distinguished Flying Cross during World War II and The Lillianthal Medal, aviation and soaring's highest awards. He shaped the sport of soaring as a pilot, soaring director, designer, and builder. He won three national soaring competitions, represented the United States in three international soaring meets, set three world records, established the fifteen meter soaring class, and designed more than twenty signature aircraft. In 1964, Schreder donated land to create the Williams County Airport and volunteered as the airport manager
Erected 2009 by Williams County Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-86.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 28.221′ N, 84° 30.531′ W. Marker is near Bryan, Ohio, in Williams County. Marker can be reached from County Road D 0.4 miles east of County Road 16, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Williams County Airport administrative office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16334 County Road D, Bryan OH 43506, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryan's Air Mail Field (approx. 2.4 miles away); Rail Speed Record (approx. 2.4 miles away); Casimir Pulaski (approx. 2.7 miles away); Stryker (approx. 4.9 miles away); Stryker's Railroad Heritage (approx. 5.3 miles away); Stryker Depot (approx. 5.3 miles away); Evansport (approx. 6.6 miles away); Paul Allman Siple (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bryan.
Also see . . . Richard Schreder - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 5, 2013.)
Categories. • Air & Space •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.