Efforts to raise money for a bronze sculpture for the B-29 All Veterans Memorial Complex continue and donations are still needed. The Sculpture is located within the Memorial Complex at the Pratt Industrial Airport. The “Fallen Soldier,” is bronze and features a pair of combat boots, a rifle, a helmet and dog tags. The Sculpture honors all fallen soldiers including Kansas Army National Guardsmen Spec. Jesse Davila, Staff Sgt. David Berry and Staff Sgt. Travis Bachman who all died in Iraq while serving with 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery.
The Bombers On The Prairie Museum will tell the complete story about one of the important battles in WW II, The Battle Of Kansas! The story is about the development of the B-29 Superfortress and the training of its combat crews in western Kansas. The Museum will contain artifacts, displays, exhibits of personal accounts of this Battle told by those who lived it. In addition, there is planned an associated reference Library for researching the Kansas Air Fields and Bombardment Groups who were trained at these Air Fields. The Air Fields include Pratt, Walker, Great Bend and Smoky Hill. See this summary about The Battle Of Kansas to learn more.