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Webster in Day County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

WWII Plane Crash Holds Memories

 
 
WWII Plane Crash Holds Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
1. WWII Plane Crash Holds Memories Marker
Inscription. On October 25th, 1944 at 3:50 P.M. an A26-B two engine medium bomber from the Watertown Army Airbase crashed and burned in a field on the northwest quarter of section 12 of Butler township, which is two miles south and one mile west of this site. The crash resulted in the death of the pilot, 1st Lt. Raymond Devere Schott of Youngstown, Ohio and severe burn injuries to the crew chief SSGT. Donald R. Aspers of Pontiac, Michigan.
May this monument always be a reminder of their sacrifice.
Donated by the friends and relatives of crash site Eyewitnesses: Cliff and Lyle Buhler, Ed Wein, Frank Bohn, Harry and Nick Bury, Henry Berger, Herman and Dave Carlson, Henry and Herb Reiprich, Otto Dueschle, Elmer Berg, Joe Rydberf, and Fred Haase.
 
Erected 1994 by State of South Dakota.
 
Location. 45° 20.478′ N, 97° 32.121′ W. Marker is in Webster, South Dakota, in Day County. Marker is on Federal Route 12 mile from W. 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located outside the Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry, Webster, South Dakota. Marker is at or near this postal address: 760 W. Hwy. 12, Webster SD 57274, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other
Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
2. Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry
Fourth marker in the row of markers.
markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sigurd Anderson (here, next to this marker); The Fight at Webster (here, next to this marker); Edgar S. McFadden (a few steps from this marker); Webster (a few steps from this marker); Pioneering in Dakota (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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