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Pratt in Pratt County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis

Lt Col, USMC - Pioneer Amphibious Prophet - War Planner

 

20th Century Legend & Outstanding Patriot

 
Earl Hancock Ellis Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
1. Earl Hancock Ellis Marker
Inscription.

He forecast the eventual amphibious struggle for the Pacific and gave his life for his country as an intelligence officer at Koror, town in the Japanese Palau Islands, 12 May 1923

"His character was a most lovable one and his heart was dauntless and full of courage."
-- John A. Lejeune

Received Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, French Legion of Honor (Chevalier), and French Croix de Guerre with Palms

Born December 19, 1880 at Iuka, Kansas
Attended Golden Valley one room grade school at Iuka
Graduated from Pratt High School
Enlisted in Marines September 3, 1900 as a Private
Died May 12, 1923 on Palau, Caroline Islands
 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 37° 42.271′ N, 98° 44.422′ W. Marker is in Pratt, Kansas, in Pratt County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 281 and NE 40th Street, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 281. Click for map. The B-29 All Veterans Memorial is located on the grounds of the Pratt Municipal Airport (former Pratt Army Air Field). Marker is in this post office area: Pratt KS 67124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 40th Bomb Group VH (here, next to this marker); Training Fatalities - Pratt Army Air Field
Earl Hancock Ellis Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
2. Earl Hancock Ellis Marker
(here, next to this marker); 58th Bomb Wing (here, next to this marker); 29th Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); 45th Bombardment Squadron (VH) Honored Dead (here, next to this marker); Pratt Army Air Field (here, next to this marker); B-29 All Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Heroic Efforts of B-26 Aircrew (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pratt.
 
Also see . . .
1. Earl Hancock Ellis Bio. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Earl Hancock Ellis at Find A Grave. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Article, "Earl Hancock Ellis" in Micronesian (Dec 2002). (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. B-29 All Veterans Memorial, Pratt, Kansas. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Earl Hancock Ellis Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
3. Earl Hancock Ellis Marker
B-29 All Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. B-29 All Veterans Memorial
Looking east
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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