Richard E. Schreder

Richard E. Schreder (HM1B3A)

Location: Bryan, OH 43506 Williams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 28.221', W 84° 30.531'

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1915 - 2002

(Side One)
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.

(Side Two)
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 for more than 30 years. He also established Bryan Aircraft, Bryan Air Service, and The Airmate Company.
HM NumberHM1B3A
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number7-86
Year Placed2009
Placed ByWilliams County Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 708021 N 4593968
Decimal Degrees41.47035000, -84.50885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 28.221', W 84° 30.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 28' 13.26" N, 84° 30' 31.86" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15402 D Rd, Bryan OH 43506, US
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