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Original B-29 Pilots At Great Bend Army Air Field

 
 
Original B-29 Pilots At Great Bend Army Air Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2012
1. Original B-29 Pilots At Great Bend Army Air Field Marker
Inscription.

Of the 12 original pilots chosen
for the B-29 program
the following were stationed
at Great Bend Army Air Field
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Marshall (Moe) Brown Jack Doran
Archie Lewis George (Mac) McCarthy
Patrick (Pat) Saunders Leslie (Les) Sloan
R.A. (Buddy) Lewis - Co-pilot of the
Enola Gay

 
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); 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 . . .
B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas

1. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas. (Submitted on July 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "B-29s" in Victory in the Pacific, PBS American Experience program. (Submitted on July 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceEducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 14 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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