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B-29 Memorial
Great Bend, Kansas

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These images are courtesy of Vic Durrance, TG, Crew 21

In the fall of 1997 the B-29 Memorial Plaza Committee was established to design and build a memorial to the men and women who made the B-29 project a success. The concept to build a memorial came from Bob Kilburn a veteran of the 20th Air Force. Bob visited the Great Bend Army Air Field in Great Bend, Kansas and was dismayed to find little reference of the historic role of the airfield. He inquired about other B-29 airfields; Smokey Hill, Pratt, and Walker, and found they also were not recognized. He suggested a sign be placed at the sites and a plaque be dedicated to the men who gave their lives for their country. From Bobís suggestions came the concept of a memorial.

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This page was updated 19 Decembert 2002
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