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Pratt in Pratt County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pratt Army Air Field and the B-29 "Superfortress"

 
 
1943 Pratt Army Air Field Blueprint Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, 1943
1. 1943 Pratt Army Air Field Blueprint Marker
Inscription.  
[Panel 1]
Pratt Army Air Field 1943 [Blueprint]

[Panel 2]
B-29 Units, Production Summary,
Dimensions, and Performance Characteristics


[Panel 3]
B-29 Cutaway View and Unit Tail Designators
 
Erected 2003.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 37° 42.263′ N, 98° 44.441′ W. Marker is in Pratt, Kansas, in Pratt County. Memorial is on Baker Avenue south of Chandler Road, on the left when traveling south. The B-29 All Veterans Memorial is located west of US Hwy 281 at NE 40th Street, on the grounds of the Pratt Municipal Airport (former Pratt Army Air Field). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pratt KS 67124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pratt Army Air Field Historical Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); B-29 All Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pratt Army Air Field (within shouting distance of this marker); 45th Bombardment Squadron (VH) Honored Dead
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Bomb Group (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Bomb Wing (within shouting distance of this marker); Training Fatalities - Pratt Army Air Field (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Bomb Group VH (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pratt.
 
Also see . . .
1. Veterans Memorial Complex, Pratt, Kansas. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" Fact Sheet. National Museum of the United States Air Force entry (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
B-29 Units, Production Summary, Dimensions, and Performance Characteristics Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
2. B-29 Units, Production Summary, Dimensions, and Performance Characteristics Marker
B-29 "Superfortress" Cutaway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
3. B-29 "Superfortress" Cutaway Marker
B-29 "Superfortress" Markers at B-29 All Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
4. B-29 "Superfortress" Markers at B-29 All Veterans Memorial
Looking east toward memorial
B-29 "Superfortress" Production Statistics on Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
5. B-29 "Superfortress" Production Statistics on Marker
B-29 "Superfortress" Units on Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
6. B-29 "Superfortress" Units on Marker
B-29 "Superfortress" Units on Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
7. B-29 "Superfortress" Units on Marker
Pratt Army Air Field Blueprint Detail on Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, 2003
8. Pratt Army Air Field Blueprint Detail on Marker
Pratt Army Air Field Blueprint Detail on Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, 2003
9. Pratt Army Air Field Blueprint Detail on Marker
Former WWII Pratt Army Air Field Airplane Hangar image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
10. Former WWII Pratt Army Air Field Airplane Hangar
Former WWII Pratt Army Air Field Parachute Shed image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
11. Former WWII Pratt Army Air Field Parachute Shed
Former WWII Pratt Army Air Field Warehouses image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
12. Former WWII Pratt Army Air Field Warehouses
Former WWII Pratt Army Air Field Warehouse Foundation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
13. Former WWII Pratt Army Air Field Warehouse Foundation
Former WWII Pratt Army Air Field Water Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
14. Former WWII Pratt Army Air Field Water Tower
Just west of the B-29 All Veterans Memorial
B-29 "Superfortress" "Bockscar" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By NMUSAF photo, Unknown
15. B-29 "Superfortress" "Bockscar"
The B-29 on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   15. submitted on December 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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