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

45th Bombardment Squadron (VH) Honored Dead

 
 
45th Bomb Sqdn (VH) Honored Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
1. 45th Bomb Sqdn (VH) Honored Dead Marker
Inscription.  
U.S. Army Air Force
Army Air Field, Pratt, Kansas
58th Bomber Wing, 40th Bomber Group,
45th Bomber Squadron

Near this site on October 4, 1943
they gave their lives that we
might live in freedom
Remember them.

1st LT. James T. Miller, Millerton, NY
2nd LT. David F. Hacker, Rockford, IL
SGT. William A. Thomas Jr., Johnstown, PA
PFC. Edwin W. Fyler, Miami, FL
PFC. Douglas F. Potter, Wilmington, NC

John 15: 12-13
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

 
Erected 2003.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
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. The B-29 All Veterans Memorial is located
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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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. 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); 29th Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); Pratt Army Air Field (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. 45th Bomb Squadron History. (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.)
3. B-29 All Veterans Memorial, Pratt, 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 340 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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