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Great Bend in Barton County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Rover Boys Express

21st Bomber Command 73rd Bomb Wing

 

499th Bomb Group 878th Bomb Squadron

 
Rover Boys Express Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2012
1. Rover Boys Express Marker
Inscription.

Edmund G Smith POW James Edward POW
Ray "Hap" Halloran POW Robert Grace*
William Franz* Guy H Knobel POW
John P Nicholson POW Anthony Lukasiewicz*
Vito C Barbieri* Robert Holladay*
Cecil T Laird*

 
Location. 38° 20.836′ N, 98° 50.99′ W. Marker is in Great Bend, Kansas, in Barton County. Marker is on 6th Street west of Airport Road/SW 40th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the B-29 Memorial Plaza at Great Bend Municipal Airport. Marker is in this post office area: Great Bend KS 67530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leslie J. Campbell Jr. (here, next to this marker); Crew 52 (here, next to this marker); Duke's Lead Crew (here, next to this marker); Great Bend AAF Ground Training Unit (here, next to this marker); Honey - V■42 (here, next to this marker); Pacific Queen Z-35 (here, next to this marker); Welch's Wolves (here, next to this marker); Van Wingerden's Crew (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Great Bend.
 
Also see . . .
1. 499th Bomb Group Aircraft. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 73rd Bomb Wing Photos and Film
B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas
. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Hero of the "Rover Boys Express". (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. History of the "Rover Boys Express". (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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