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Palm Park

 
 
Palm Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 28, 2009
1. Palm Park Marker











Inscription. Main marker:
Dedicated in Memory of Major Willard G. Palm who died while serving his country
1921 - 1960
Major Willard G. Palm and his fellow crew members *Maj. Eugene E. Posa, *Capt. Oscar L. Goforth, *Capt. Dean B. Phillips, Capt. Freeman B. Olmstead, Capt. John R. McKone, were shot down over Barents Sea July 1, 1960, by a Russian fighter plane while on a peaceful reconnaissance mission. *Died in this incident.

E.J. Camp, Mayor
Preston Hale     Louis Howard
Frank Warren     Charles Wright

(small marker)
The Military Order of the World Wars

WAR MEMORIAL

This day, November 11, 2005, we proclaim that this Memorial "Major Palm Park" has been recorded and is available for access on the Topeka Chapter Web Site.

Commander, LTC Stanley Sutton
Adjutant, Col Robert Tindall, Jr.
Topeka Chapter No. 88

 
Erected 1962 by Topeka City Commission.
 
Location. 39° 0.023′ N, 95° 42.012′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Marker is at the intersection of 37th Street and Garfield Street, on the left when traveling west on 37th Street. Click for map
Closeup of small Palm Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 28, 2009
2. Closeup of small Palm Park Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1815 SW 37th St., Topeka KS 66611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capital of Kansas (approx. 0.7 miles away); Monroe School Neighborhood (approx. 2.9 miles away); How to Heat and Cool an Old School (approx. 2.9 miles away); A "Separate But Equal" School? (approx. 2.9 miles away); A Turning Point for Equality (approx. 2.9 miles away); Monroe School (approx. 2.9 miles away); A Playground and Community Center (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pillars of the Community (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Topeka.
 
Also see . . .  Topeka Parks & Recreation. Official Link of the different Park amenities for the City of Topeka. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable EventsWar, Cold
 
Area shot of Palm Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 28, 2009
3. Area shot of Palm Park Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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