Grand Island in Hall County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
6th Bomb Group
24 Bomb Sqd. 39 Bomb Sqd. 40 Bomb Sqd.
1944 B-29 C.B.I.-Guam-Saipan-Tinian 1945
The men and women of the 6th Bomb Group Association thank the people of Grand Island for their warm hospitality when we trained here in 1944/1945 before leaving for the Pacific Theatre of War to fly 1,750 World War II B-29 combat missions over Japan.
We of the 20th Air Force were the first to use air power to end a major war without an invasion of the enemy's homeland.
This 16' 7" propellor [sic] is just one of the four which pulled each giant B-29 into the sky!
Designed by Ed Allgor
Erected 1993 by The 6th Bomb Group Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Education • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1993.
Location. 40° 56.805′ N, 98° 21.567′ W. Marker is on Grand Island, Nebraska, in Hall County. Monument is in Hall County Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1914 West Capital Avenue, Grand Island NE 68803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall County Veterans Memorial Park Grand Island Veterans Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Amiel Whipple W.R.C. Civil War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Martin Building (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Lincoln Memorial Highway (approx. 1.8 miles away); Federal Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Island.
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Also see . . . 20th Air Force Association. (Submitted on September 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.