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

Old-Bitch-U-Airy Bess

58th Bomb Wing 462nd Bomb Group

 

769th Bomb Squadron

 
Old-Bitch-U-Airy Bess Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2012
1. Old-Bitch-U-Airy Bess Marker
Inscription.

K.D. Thompson Thomas F. Randle, Jr.
Thurman W. Sallade Thomas L. Price
Vaughn A. Plevan* S. Clay Sandhofer
Louis N. Decory Charles O. Trabold
B. Keith Baldwin Gordon K. Golden
Leroy J. Arents

 
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); Great Bend AAF Ground Training Unit (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Bend.
 
Also see . . .
1. 462nd Bomb Group. (Submitted on April 10, 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

2. 58th Bomb Wing Photos and Film. (Submitted on April 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas. (Submitted on April 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 9, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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