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  • Monument Name

    Four World War Two Aviators, Ivanhoe

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    World War II

  • City

    Ivanhoe

  • County

    Bladen

  • Description

    The marker to four aviators killed in a World War II plane crash is a simple tablestone with a smooth front, rusticated sides and a flat arch top. Above the inscription, incised into the stone, is the Army Air Forces Troop Carrier Command insignia used during the war. This insignia shows an eagle in flight holding a soldier in its talons and the moto “VINCIT QUI PRIMUM GERIT" meaning “He Conquers Who Gets There First.”

  • Inscription

    IN MEMORY OF / LT. RICHARD G. SHIPLEY / AGE 23, FRESNO. CAL. / LT. HOWARD R. JOHNSON, JR. / AGE 23, SHEFFIELD. TEX. / SGT. ROBERT M. ANDERSON / AGE 23 SAN YSIDRO, CAL. / SGT. ROGER H. KNOWLTON / AGE 22. ROCHESTER, N.Y.

    TROOP CARRIER COMMAND OF THE UNITED / STATES ARMY AIR CORPS, WHO WERE KILLED / IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHEN THE ARMY AIRPLANE / IN WHICH THEY WERE FLYING CRASHED ON / THE NIGHT OF AUGUST 27, 1943, TWO AND / ONE HALF MILES WEST OF THIS POINT.

    THIS MARKER IS ERECTED IN THEIR MEMORY / BY THE RESIDENTS OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD / AND THE SURROUNDING VILLAGES.

  • Dedication Date

    Circa 1950

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.626010 , -78.328040 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Insignia, Unit, 1st Troop Carrier Command, United States Army Air Forces,” Smithsonian Air And Space Museum, (Accessed July 25, 2017) Link

      “Memorial for Four World War II Aviators,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed July 25, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Residents of Ivanhoe

  • Location

    The memorial marker is located at the intersection of State Highway 210 and Old Whitehall Road, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 210, in Ivanhoe, NC 28447.

  • Landscape

    The marker is surrounded on all sides by pine forestland.

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