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

Crew 52

73rd Bomb Wing • 498th Bomb Group

— 875th Bomb Squadron —

 
 
Crew 52 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2012
1. Crew 52 Marker
Inscription.  
Robert Brett • Vonley R Bucklin
Thomas Cantwell • Roger Denis
Burmon Hoyle • Clarence Rarick
William Schomburg • Fred Sobaski
Richard Solt • David Sussman
Burdette Young

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 20.836′ N, 98° 50.99′ W. Marker is in Great Bend, Kansas, in Barton County. Memorial is on 6th Street west of Airport Road/SW 40th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the B-29 Memorial Plaza at Great Bend Municipal Airport. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Bend KS 67530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kiley's Krew (here, next to this marker); Enola Gay (here, next to this marker); Deacon's Disciples (here, next to this marker); The Fickle Finger (here, next to this marker); Wichita Witch (here, next to this marker); This Is It (here, next to this marker); City of Flatbush (here, next to this marker); W. M. "Bill" Colvin (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Bend.
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Also see . . .
1. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 875th Bombardment Squadron. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. 498th Bombardment Group. History of War website entry (Submitted on November 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

4. 73rd Bomb Wing Photos and Film. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 20th Air Force Association. Website homepage (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
2. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas
875th Bomb Squadron insignia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia, Unknown
3. 875th Bomb Squadron insignia
498th Bomb Group B-29 landing as Isley Field, Saipan image. Click for full size.
via USAAF, 1945
4. 498th Bomb Group B-29 landing as Isley Field, Saipan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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