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

Kansas Aviators in the B-29 Program

 
 
Kansas Aviators in the B-29 Program Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2012
1. Kansas Aviators in the B-29 Program Marker
Inscription.
*Lt R. Nelson
Minneapolis, Kansas
B-29 Navigator
73rd Bomb Wing
Shot Down - March 1945
Beheaded - September 1945
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*S/Sgt L. [Lynn] Barnett
Colby, Kansas
Flight Engineer
19th Bomb Group
Killed in Action - May 1945
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Lt Darrell W. Landau
Oberlin, Kansas
Engineering Officer
19th Bomb Group 28 Squadron
19th Bomb Group Historian

 
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
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); 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 KS. (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.)
3. The Boeing B-29 in Film and Photos. (Submitted on July 20, 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 256 times since then. 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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