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The Bell Bomber Park

City of Marietta

 
 
The Bell Bomber Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
1. The Bell Bomber Park Marker
Inscription. This park is dedicated to thousands of men and women who built 665 B-29 bombers that played a major role in bringing the U.S. victory during World War II.

The steps remain as a reminder of the daily walk to work at the Bell Aircraft Plant by the employees from adjoining Marietta Place Apartments, a federal housing project for war workers.

The park is a joint effort of the City of Marietta; the Cobb County Commission; the State of Georgia; the Cobb County Board of Education who gave the land; and the Business and Public Affairs Committee of the Marietta Kiwanis Club, State Senator Steve Thompson, Chairman.

Special recognition should go to Joe Mack Wilson, then Marietta mayor; Bill Kinney, a Marietta Daily Journal editor; and the parks departments of Marietta and Cobb County.
Marietta Mayor and Concil
Ansley L. Meaders, Mayor

Council
Betty L. Hunter Pete Waldrep
Daniel O. Cox. Sr. Paul Sabiston
James C. Dodd, Jr. Frank Ayers
Philip M. Goldstein

 
Erected by City of Marietta, Georgia.
 
Location. 33° 56.225′ N, 84° 32.082′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on Fairground Street 0 miles
The Bell Bomber Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, April 15, 2012
2. The Bell Bomber Park Marker
Marker is missing. Only the pole is left.
north of South Cobb Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell Bomber (B-29) Plant (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Phagan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lady in Black (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rev. Thomas Milton Allen (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Root (approx. one mile away); This Little Cannon (approx. one mile away); Rest well, Miss Mattie (approx. one mile away); S. V. Sanford (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .  Bell Bomber Plant. The New Georgia Encyclopedia entry on history of the Bell Bomber Plant. Today the Bell Bomber Plant is occupied by the Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Company. The C-130 "Hercules" has been built at the plant for over 50 years. The C-141 "Starlifter" and C-5 "Galaxy" were all built at the plant. (Submitted on April 27, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceIndustry & CommerceMilitaryWar, World II
 
The Bell Bomber Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
3. The Bell Bomber Park Marker
Looking south on Fairground Street, toward the plant entrance
The Bell Bomber Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
4. The Bell Bomber Park Marker
Looking north on Fairground Street, toward the site of the Marietta Place Apartments
The Bell Bomber Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
5. The Bell Bomber Park Marker
The Park, along Fairground Street
The Bell Bomber Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
6. The Bell Bomber Park Marker
The marker and the stairway to the plant (at left)
The Bell Bomber Park Stairway image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
7. The Bell Bomber Park Stairway
The Stairway leads to South Cobb Drive (GA 280) and the entrance to the plant.
The Bell Bomber Park image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 4, 2010
8. The Bell Bomber Park
The Park (and marker, difficult to see) looking south on Fairground Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on April 16, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 24, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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