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Great Bend in Barton County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Great Bend AAF Ground Training Unit

 
 
Great Bend AAF Ground Training Unit Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2012
1. Great Bend AAF Ground Training Unit Marker
Inscription.

In memory of the
officers & men of the
Great Bend Ground Training Unit;
Celestial Navigation, Link &
Bomb Trainers
1943 - 1945

 
Location. 38° 20.836′ N, 98° 50.99′ W. Marker is in Great Bend, Kansas, in Barton County. Marker is on 6th Street west of Airport Road/SW 40th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the B-29 Memorial Plaza at Great Bend Municipal Airport. Marker is in this post office area: Great Bend KS 67530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leslie J. Campbell Jr. (here, next to this marker); Crew 52 (here, next to this marker); Duke's Lead Crew (here, next to this marker); Honey - V■42 (here, next to this marker); Pacific Queen Z-35 (here, next to this marker); Rover Boys Express (here, next to this marker); Welch's Wolves (here, next to this marker); Van Wingerden's Crew (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Bend.
 
Also see . . .
1. Great Bend Army Airfield, Kansas. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "The Battle of Kansas" in Kansas Historical Quarterly (1945). (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas

3. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas. (Submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceEducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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