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This Is It

58th BW • 444th BG • 677th BS

 
 
This Is It Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2012
1. This Is It Marker
Inscription.  
John A Dunn* • Arwin C Hook*
John J Buckley III* • Rufus E. S. Henry*
Edward C. Johnston • John T Juracek Jr*
James E O'Donnell • Philip Wolk
Loney G Boggess • Ralph L Heffernan
Lloyd G McNamee

 
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); City of Flatbush (here, next to this marker); W. M. "Bill" Colvin
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(here, next to this marker); Norman Barker (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Bend.
 
Regarding This Is It. Asterisk means died in service.
 
Also see . . .
1. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas. (Submitted on June 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. B-29 Superfortress. Wimipedia entry (Submitted on November 23, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. 444th Bombardment Group Association. Association website homepage (Submitted on June 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. 58th Bomb Wing Photos and Film. (Submitted on June 25, 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
"This Is It" (s/n 42-6321) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, unknown
3. "This Is It" (s/n 42-6321)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 25, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 23, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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