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

Kansas Aviators in the B-29 Program

 
 
Kansas Aviators in the B-29 Program Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2012
1. Kansas Aviators in the B-29 Program Marker
Inscription.
*Lt R. Nelson
Minneapolis, Kansas
B-29 Navigator
73rd Bomb Wing
Shot Down - March 1945
Beheaded - September 1945
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*S/Sgt L. [Lynn] Barnett
Colby, Kansas
Flight Engineer
19th Bomb Group
Killed in Action - May 1945
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Lt Darrell W. Landau
Oberlin, Kansas
Engineering Officer
19th Bomb Group 28 Squadron
19th Bomb Group Historian

 
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
B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend, Kansas
(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. B-29 Memorial Plaza, Great Bend KS. (Submitted on July 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "B-29s" in Victory in the Pacific PBS American Experience Program. (Submitted on July 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Boeing B-29 in Film and Photos. (Submitted on July 20, 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 July 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 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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