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

58th Bomb Wing

 
 
58th Bomb Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
1. 58th Bomb Wing Marker
Inscription.
B-29 Bomb Groups

40th - Pratt AAF
444th - Great Bend AAF
462nd - Walker AAF (Hays)
468th - Smoky Hill AAF (Salina)

"Wait till the 58th gets here"

India - 20th Bomber Command
Tinian - 21st Bomber Command

 
Erected 2003.
 
Location. 37° 42.271′ N, 98° 44.422′ W. Marker is in Pratt, Kansas, in Pratt County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 281 and NE 40th Street, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 281. Touch for map. The B-29 All Veterans Memorial is located on the grounds of the Pratt Municipal Airport (former Pratt Army Air Field). Marker is in this post office area: Pratt KS 67124, United States of America.
 
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); 29th Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); 45th Bombardment Squadron (VH) Honored Dead (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. 58th Bomb Wing Restoration of B-29. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. B-29 All Veterans Memorial, Pratt, Kansas. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 39 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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