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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pratt, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Pratt County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Pratt County, KS (13) Barber County, KS (9) Edwards County, KS (1) Kingman County, KS (9) Kiowa County, KS (6) Reno County, KS (34) Stafford County, KS (7)  PrattCounty(13) Pratt County (13)  BarberCounty(9) Barber County (9)  EdwardsCounty(1) Edwards County (1)  KingmanCounty(9) Kingman County (9)  KiowaCounty(6) Kiowa County (6)  RenoCounty(34) Reno County (34)  StaffordCounty(7) Stafford County (7)
Location of Pratt, Kansas
    Pratt County (13)
    Barber County (9)
    Edwards County (1)
    Kingman County (9)
    Kiowa County (6)
    Reno County (34)
    Stafford County (7)
 
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1Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — 29th Bomb Group — Trained Here 1944 - 1945
We memorialize those of our Group who paid the ultimate price to preserve freedom for AmericaMap (db m65067) WM
2Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — 40th Bomb Group VH
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
3Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — 45th Bombardment Squadron (VH) Honored Dead
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 Remember them. 1st LT. James T. . . . Map (db m65066) WM
4Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — 58th Bomb Wing
. . . Map (db m65068) WM
5Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — B-29 All Veterans Memorial — "Serving Our Nation With Honor"
This B-29 All Veterans Memorial honors All Veterans, Prisoners-of-War, 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
6Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — Earl Hancock "Pete" Ellis — Lt Col, USMC - Pioneer Amphibious Prophet - War Planner — 20th Century Legend & Outstanding Patriot —
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
7Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — Father Emil J. Kapaun — Chaplain — "The Shepherd in Combat Boots" —
Capt. U.S. Army WWII • Korea Died in Pyokotong, Korea POW Camp 5-6-51 while shepherding his men and giving of his own food and clothing. Born at Pilsen, Ks.Map (db m65084) WM
8Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — Heroic Efforts of B-26 Aircrew
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
9Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — Pratt Army Air Field
The first B-29 base & pioneer of the B-29 program 1942 - 1946 Pratt Municipal Airport 1946 - 1991 Pratt Airport Authority est. 1991Map (db m65064) HM WM
10Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — Pratt Army Air Field and the B-29 "Superfortress"
. . . Map (db m65062) WM
11Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States 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
12Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — Taken from Tailwind December 22, 1945
"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
13Kansas (Pratt County), Pratt — Training Fatalities - Pratt Army Air Field
Sgt. Allen, Warren G. South Gate, Calif. Lt. Barnett, Irwin L. Chicago, Il. PFC Baumgartner, Carl D. Berne, In. Major Boren, William T. Jackson, Miss. Sgt. Calhoun, Benjamin P. Palatka, Fl. Lt. Cannon Jr., Earl F. Pittsburgh, . . . Map (db m65071) WM
 
Apr. 22, 2021