A memorial plaque for Captain Richard Higgins
A plaque to commemorate Richard Higgins, the honorable US Air Force pilot who died in a plane crash on 5th April 1957, was erected by the citizens of Fürstenfeldbruck. In earlier years, he had been honored for his heroic deed by naming a street after him as well as renaming the elementary school Grundschule West “Richard-Higgins-Volksschule” (Richard Higgins elementary school). Captain Richard Higgins will never be forgotten.
On 4th April 2014, the entire Richard Higgins Grundschule, 400 students and their teachers, set off to plot section 913, which is situated next to the B471 and Cerveteristraße. On the field path, a delegation of the Bundeswehr headed by Oliver Kemmerzell, commander of the barracks and colonel Joseph Cory Linden, US liaison officer, as well as the students’ parents, grand-parents, the press and mayor Sepp Kellerer as the initiator of the memorial site gathered. The plaque was unveiled in a ceremony with a performance by the brass band project group of the elementary school.
The memorial plaque by the wayside can be found at the following coordinates: 48.17424°N 11.22343°E, elevation = 535,0mRead more about Captain Higgins
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