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

SSgt Thurman Walling

My Dear Kansas Friend

 
 
SSgt Thurman Walling Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2012
1. SSgt Thurman Walling Marker
Inscription.

"Lucky Irish" Gunner
73rd BW 497th BG 870th SQ
30 combat missions from Saipan.
Enroute home in the famous 52-mission
"Dauntless Dottie" which led the first
Saipan-Tokoyo [sic] Raid, the plane crashed
on Kwajalein, June 7, 1945

In memory
Herbert W Hobler Princeton, N.J.
2nd Lt 1st SQ 9th BG 313th BW
Tinian

 
Erected by Herbert W Hobler.
 
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
B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas
(here, next to this marker); Rover Boys Express (here, next to this marker); Welch's Wolves (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Great Bend.
 
Also see . . .
1. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas. (Submitted on June 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Dauntless Dotty Led First B-29 Raid on Tokyo, November 24 , 1944. (Submitted on June 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 73rd Bomb Wing Film and Photos. (Submitted on June 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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