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

73rd Bomb Wing

20th Air Force

 
 
73rd Bomb Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2012
1. 73rd Bomb Wing Marker
Inscription.
Wing Commander
General Emmett "Rosie" O'Donnell

497th Bomb Group - A
869th Bomb Squadron
870th Bomb Squadron
871st Bomb Squadron

498th Bomb Group - T
873th Bomb Squadron
874th Bomb Squadron
875th Bomb Squadron

499th Bomb Group - V
877th Bomb Squadron
878th Bomb Squadron
879th Bomb Squadron

500th Bomb Group - Z
881th Bomb Squadron
882th Bomb Squadron
883th Bomb Squadron

Service Groups and Wing Headquarters

 
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,
B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas
next to this marker); Honey - V■42 (here, next to this marker); Pacific Queen Z-35 (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. 73rd Bomb Wing Photos and Film. (Submitted on June 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. General Emmett "Rosie" O'Donnell. (Submitted on June 28, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 8 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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