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

Pratt Army Air Field

 
 
Pratt Army Air Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
1. Pratt Army Air Field Marker
Inscription.  
The first B-29 base & pioneer
of the B-29 program
1942 - 1946

Pratt Municipal Airport 1946 - 1991
Pratt Airport Authority est. 1991

 
Erected 2003 by City of Pratt, Pratt Airport Authority, Pratt County Historical Society, and Others.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
 
Location. 37° 42.271′ N, 98° 44.422′ W. Marker is in Pratt, Kansas, in Pratt County. Memorial is at the intersection of U.S. 281 and NE 40th Street, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 281. Marker is at the B-29 All Veterans Memorial on the grounds of Pratt Municipal Airport (the 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. Heroic Efforts of B-26 Aircrew (here, next to this marker); 40th Bomb Group VH (here, next to this marker); Training Fatalities - Pratt Army Air Field (here, next to this marker); 58th Bomb Wing (here, next to this marker);
B-29 All Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. B-29 All Veterans Memorial
Looking east
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29th Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); 45th Bombardment Squadron (VH) Honored Dead (here, next to this marker); B-29 All Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Father Emil J. Kapaun (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pratt.
 
Also see . . .
1. All Veterans Memorial, Pratt, Kansas. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Pratt Army Air Field, Kansas. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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