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

40th Bomb Group VH

 
 
40th Bomb Group VH Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 8, 2012
1. 40th Bomb Group VH Marker
Inscription.

First Group to train at PAAB

Activated April 1, 1941
Deactivated October 22, 1946

Served with Distinction
From Bases In
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Puerto Rico Panama Guatemala Ecuador
Pratt, Kansas Chakulia, India Hsinching, China Tinian, The Marianas

 
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); Training Fatalities - Pratt Army Air Field (here, next to this marker); 58th Bomb Wing (here, next to this marker); 29th Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); 45th Bombardment Squadron (VH) Honored Dead
B-29 All Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. B-29 All Veterans Memorial
Looking east
(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. 40th Bombardment Group (VH). (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 40th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. B-29 All Veterans Memorial, Pratt, Kansas. (Submitted on May 5, 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 May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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