First Group to train at PAAB
Activated April 1, 1941
Deactivated October 22, 1946
Served with Distinction
From Bases In
Puerto Rico • Panama • Guatemala • Ecuador . . . — — Map (db m65077) WM
U.S. Army Air Force
Army Air Field, Pratt, Kansas
58th Bomber Wing, 40th Bomber Group,
45th Bomber Squadron
Near this site on October 4, 1943
they gave their lives that we
might live in freedom
1st LT. James T. . . . — — Map (db m65066) WM
This B-29 All Veterans Memorial
honors All Veterans,
Missing in Action and Civilians,
during peacetime and wartime.
Their sacrifices shall
not be forgotten.
Dedicated May 24, 2003
60th Anniversary of PAAF . . . — — Map (db m65063) WM
He forecast the eventual amphibious struggle for the Pacific and gave his life for his country as an intelligence officer at Koror, town in the Japanese Palau Islands, 12 May 1923
"His character was a most lovable one and his heart was . . . — — Map (db m65085) WM
Lt. Jack G. Shriver, Lt. Robert W. Cunard & Sgt. Clyde M. Stephenson's heroic efforts on Sept. 23, 1943 kept their crippled B-26 bomber flying over downtown Pratt until crashing one mile south of the city. — — Map (db m65083) WM
With the faith and courage of
their forefathers who made
possible the freedom of these
The Boy Scouts of America
dedicate this replica of the
Statue of Liberty as a pledge
of everlasting fidelity and
loyalty . . . — — Map (db m65057) HM
"To sum up the operation and the effectiveness of PAAF requires no flowery words or elaboration on actual facts. The records speak for themselves.
"Pratt trained the first B-29 Group to see active service overseas.
"The first Group to raid . . . — — Map (db m65086) WM
Sgt. Allen, Warren G.
South Gate, Calif.
Lt. Barnett, Irwin L.
PFC Baumgartner, Carl D.
Major Boren, William T.
Sgt. Calhoun, Benjamin P.
Lt. Cannon Jr., Earl F.
Pittsburgh, . . . — — Map (db m65071) WM