Local plane crash remembered at Versailles Museum


VERSAILLES — The Versailles Area Museum officials announce the next topic for its 2016 Speaker’s Series.

Many locals still remember the early days of the Second World War and the fear that filled a nation. It must have been frightening for the locals near Frenchtown, Ohio when on that late November day a B-26 bomber fell from the skies over this northeastern community.

Bernard Berning, a area native remembers it all. Just months earlier American forces attacked Tokyo as the first attempt to seek justices for the unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor was carried out. One of those heroes of the Tokyo Raid was 1st Lt. Robert Stevenson Clever, who was killed along with all others aboard.

“To learn more about Darke County’s first adventures in the War, we hope you’ll join us on March 13 at the museum at 2 p.m. as we reminisce about this event and the early days of World War II,” said a spokesperson. “If you remember or were there, have pictures, or memorabilia from the event, please come and bring them along as we discuss and share our local areas history! In addition, the museum will be open for touring, enjoy some hot coffee, a cookie and come and make an afternoon of it with us for this special afternoon.”